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Turkey determined to control social media platforms, Erdogan says

"These platforms do not suit this nation. We want to shut down, control (them) by bringing (a bill) to parliament as soon as possible," he said.

By REUTERS
01/07/2020
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Egypt court jails belly dancer for ‘debauchery’ in social media crackdown

The dancer, 42, denied the accusations, saying the content was stolen and shared from her phone without consent.

By THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION
27/06/2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the libe
World’s greatest chess player defeats Russian President Putin’s censor

The legal dispute stems from 2014 after Russia illegally annexed Crimea in Ukraine.

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo
Twitter suspends Chinese operation pushing pro-Beijing COVID-19 messaging

The new operation likewise focused heavily on protests in Hong Kong, but also promoted messages about the coronavirus pandemic, exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and Taiwan, the researchers said.

By REUTERS
12/06/2020
Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

The world’s biggest social media company removed about 4.7 million posts connected to organized hate organizations.

By REUTERS
12/05/2020
Women Journalists Without Chains co-founder and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman attends t
Facebook content oversight member reportedly linked to Muslim Brotherhood

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman has been picked as one of 20 members of the new board, but has in the past proclaimed support for the Islamist organization.

A man wears a mask as he walks past a mural showing a modified image of the Chinese Communist Party
China censoring research on coronavirus origins - report

The Chinese government reportedly recorded the first coronavirus case as early as November 17.

By LEON SVERDLOV
13/04/2020
Birthright trip from India
Bollywood's first gay romantic comedy banned in UAE

"The film will not be screened in theatres in the predominantly Muslim UAE, a desert country of around 10 million people where gay sex is illegal," said filmmaker Hitesh Kewalya.

By REUTERS
21/02/2020
Israeli author David Grossman
David Grossman book banned in Russia for 'causing teen pregnancy, STDs'

The commissioner's directive was circulated across all public libraries and bookstores, where all copies of the book "Someone to Run With" are now no longer available for sale.

By ANNA BRESKY/MA'ARIV
06/12/2019
Lithuania continues Soviet-style censorship 30 years post-independence

Holocaust distortion is so prevalent in Lithuania, which has initiated and led many of the initiatives in Eastern Europe to rewrite the narrative of World War II and the Holocaust.

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