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The Interpreter: Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media, Fearing More Violence

Sri Lankan officials have a troubled relationship with social media. They have seen firsthand how quickly online hate can turn into deadly violence.
Tags: Social Media, Sri Lanka, Censorship, Rumors and Misinformation, Terrorism, Facebook Inc, WhatsApp Inc, YouTube.com, Instagram Inc, Viber Media Inc, Computers and the Internet


Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Easter Bombings, Sri Lanka, Facebook, Whatsapp, Youtube, Instagram, Terrorism, Security, Fake News, Social Media, Censorship, Technology


Dead or Alive Xtreme & Senran Kagura Ousted from YouTube Gaming

YouTube users who have linked their specific videos to Senran Kagura or Dead or Alive Xtreme via YouTube Gaming have noticed the listings for these games have been removed, reducing visibility for the titles and causing many to suspect it to be due to their sex appeal. Those on YouTube can usually associate their videos […]
Tags: Games, Censorship, Dead or Alive, Senran Kagura, YouTube


Chuck Tingle's Meullerporn: "Redacted In The Butt By Redacted Under The Tromp Administration"

Chuck Tingle (previously) has leapt into action with some of the most trenchant analysis of the Meuller Report yet seen: Redacted In The Butt By Redacted Under The Tromp Administration covers all the most significant details through an exquisitely crafted tale of gay pornography. Ron isn’t a fan of Domald Tromp, but he can’t help feeling like the doomsday predictions of the man’s upcoming presidency are a little overblown. As far as Ron can tell, nothing in his daily routine has really a...
Tags: Post, Books, Censorship, Chuck Tingle, Gift Guide, Happy Mutants, Mueller Report, Porn, Satire, Transparency


Chuck Tingle's Muellerporn: "Redacted In The Butt By Redacted Under The Tromp Administration"

Chuck Tingle (previously) has leapt into action with some of the most trenchant analysis of the Meuller Report yet seen: Redacted In The Butt By Redacted Under The Tromp Administration covers all the most significant details through an exquisitely crafted tale of gay pornography. Ron isn’t a fan of Domald Tromp, but he can’t help feeling like the doomsday predictions of the man’s upcoming presidency are a little overblown. As far as Ron can tell, nothing in his daily routine has really a...
Tags: Post, Books, Censorship, Chuck Tingle, Gift Guide, Happy Mutants, Mueller Report, Porn, Satire, Transparency


Camera firm distances itself from Tiananmen Square advert

Leica, whose biggest growth market is China, say short film was not officially sanctionedWestern companies trying to do business in China learned long ago that they must bow, at least in part, to the political demands of an authoritarian state. So when the German camera-maker Leica released an advert featuring perhaps the greatest political taboo in contemporary Chinese history, it looked like an unusually audacious gamble.In fact the short film referencing the Tiananmen Square crackdown appears...
Tags: China, Censorship, Tiananmen Square protests 1989, Advertising, Business, Asia Pacific, Media, World news


Effective July 15, British porn consumers will be required entrust their sexual tastes to private companies' badly secured databases

Back when David Cameron was Prime Minister, he took advice from Patrick Rock (later revealed to be a a trafficker in images depicting the abuse of children) on how to stop children from seeing internet pornography. The solution they arrived at was bananas: every adult service in the UK would have to verify the identity of every user they had, assuring themselves that anyone who tried to look at porn was over 18. As the unworkability of this idea became more obvious, the UK government tried ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Video, UK, News, Sex, Censorship, David Cameron, Surveillance, Canada, United Kingdom, Pornography, Bbfc, Patrick rock, Ashley Madison, Sean Cody


Vic Mignogna Expunged from Dragon Ball Movie Extras

Vic Mignogna has continued to serve as a perpetual punching bag as the mistreated Western voice actor has now apparently been removed from the Dragon Ball Super Broly movie extras. The actor played the antagonist of the movie, Broly, but it seems Mignogna has been removed from the credits of the film as well as […]
Tags: Usa, Movies, Censorship, Anime, Seiyuu, DVD Extras, Vic Mignogna, Mignogna, Dragon Ball Z


Sony Censoring to Protect the Children & Due to “MeToo Movement”

An article from Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Sony does indeed have restrictions in place for games with sexual content depicting characters that seem underage, with a spokeswoman confirming the rise of the “#MeToo movement” to be one cause of their more strict practices (which has led to the censorship of games like Yuusha […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Interviews, Censorship, Sony, Anime, Wall Street Journal, Production Controversy, Sony Censoring to Protect the Children amp


Judgment Trailer Unveils New Kyohei Hamura Model

A new trailer for Sega’s Judgment has shown off the new character model for Kyohei Hamura, who had to be changed due to the original actor being arrested – a decision that many likely still have qualms with. The new model is completely original and not based off an actor, unlike the previous – a […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Censorship, Anime, Sega, Comparison, Seiyuu, Kyohei Hamura, New Kyohei Hamura Model


Indian Authorities Order Apple And Google to Remove TikTok From App Stores

Indian officials have been scrambling to stop people from using TikTok in the country, so they can control porn and political trolling. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, India, Censorship, App Stores, Tiktok, Great Walls Of The Web




Starz abuses the DMCA to remove EFF's tweet about Starz abusing the DMCA

Torrentfreak published an article disclosing the fact that screeners of American Gods had leaked online ahead of their air date (they did not make the screeners available, nor did they link to any of the places where the screeners could be downloaded from) and they tweeted about the story. Starz, who puts out American Gods, sent a bogus DMCA takedown notice for the tweet, claiming that it infringed copyright (the tweet included a screenshot from one of the circulating screeners -- a single ...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Copyfight, News, Censorship, Eff, Starz, Dmca, Copyfraud, Torrentfreak, Kit Walsh, Katharine Trendacosta, American Gods, Gmafb


Free speech row as US TV channel forces removal of tweets

Starz criticised over Twitter takedown of users’ links to news story about pirated showsA US TV channel has forced Twitter to remove tweets linking to a news story about pirated content – including tweets from free speech campaigners complaining that the social network was removing other people’s tweets.Starz, the network that airs American Gods, The 100 and Knightfall in the US, sent the takedown requests after the copyright and privacy news site TorrentFreak reported on a leak of promotional c...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Television, Media, Internet, Censorship, US, Social Media, World news, US news, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Starz, US TV


Nepal tables new IT Bill: registration of social networks, data retention, censorship, intermediary liability issues

The government of Nepal has proposed a new Information Technology Bill, 2075 (2018) which aims to replace the Electronic Transaction Act (ETA). The bill has been claimed by the government to address long-standing concerns related to IT management. However, civil society activists criticise the bill... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Nepal, South Asia, Eta, Nepal's IT Act, Information Technology Bill


TikTok introduces age gate, claims to have removed 6 million unlawful videos

Video-sharing app TikTok has introduced an age gate feature for new users, which will only allow those aged 13 years and above to create an account, the company said in a press release on Monday. TikTok, owned by China’s Bytedance, also declared that it has removed more than six million videos that... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Safety, Children, China, Censorship, Child protection, Intermediary Liability, Madras High Court, Bytedance, Tiktok, Age Gate


The WikiLeaks Case: Democracy Dies in Empire

In the avalanche of news reports that have washed over the globe since the abduction of Julian Assange, this conversation struck me as containing numerous points of importance. It seemed worthwhile to have some of these points transcribed and listed here. If you have seen it, then the select transcriptions beneath the video might serve […]
Tags: Media, Washington Post, Democracy, Censorship, Secrecy, Anthropology, Press freedom, Propaganda, Julian Assange, Citizenship, Authoritarianism, Cover Up, Wikileaks, Free Speech, Extradition, International Law


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Banned in Nepal

Popular battle royale multiplayer FPS PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been banned in Nepal after concerns of rampant addiction by adolescents. Following a Public Interest Litigation filed at the Kathmandu District Court by The Metropolitan Crime Division, the Nepal Telecommunication Authority has directed all internet service providers and mobile service providers in Nepal to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. The Metropolitan […]
Tags: Games, Censorship, FPS, Nepal, Anime, Announcements, Bans, PUBG


R-18 Artist Warlord Rexx Issued C&D by Blizzard

A popular artist has suffered the wrath of Blizzard and their desire to purge all porn of their beloved, innocent franchises, as Warlord Rexx was sent a cease and desist from Blizzard right in his own driveway and forcing him to not only remove all his content but stop making World of Warcraft art altogether. […]
Tags: Games, Parody, Censorship, Blizzard, Artists, Anime, World of Warcraft, H, Video Gallery, Warlord Rexx


Western Super Neptunia RPG PS4 & Switch Versions Delayed

Westerners looking forward to the release of Super Neptunia RPG will be disappointed to know that it’s originally intended spring launch has been pushed back to summer instead, hopefully to iron out some of the title’s abundance of atrocious bugs and glitches. According to a tweet from Idea Factory International, the PS4 and Switch versions […]
Tags: Games, Usa, Censorship, Anime, Ps4, Delays, Idea Factory, Nintendo Switch, Neptunia, Idea Factory International the PS4


Elections 2019: Another precautionary Internet Shutdown in Kashmir

Mobile Internet services have been suspended in Kashmir across providers, reports UNI. This was carried out due to the start of polling for the general elections in the Baramullah constituency today. Security measures have been hiked in order to enable a peaceful polling process, including an... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Censorship, Policy, Access, Telecom, Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, Internet shutdowns, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Baramullah


Julian Assange, Political Prisoner: A Dark Day for Citizenship

After a day of following RT’s live coverage of the outrageous arrest of Julian Assange, abducted from the Embassy of Ecuador in London by British police agents, and then hearing US media fall over each other in a competition for who could make the most psychotic accusations against Assange (Fox News, interestingly, distinguishing itself as […]
Tags: London, Democracy, Censorship, US, Theresa May, Anthropology, Press freedom, Venezuela, Julian Assange, Citizenship, Authoritarianism, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Free Speech, Extradition, International Law


EU calls Project Gutenberg archive, 15 million ebooks, Grateful Dead recordings and Prelinger Archive "terrorism," demands removal from Internet Archive

In the past week, Europol and the French government's L’Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité liée aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (OCLCTIC) have sent 500 "terrorism" takedown demands to the Internet Archive demanding the removal of tens of millions of works: the entire archive of Project Gutenberg; an archive of 15 million texts, the entire Grateful Dead archive, the Prelinger Archive of public domain industrial films (much beloved by the MTV generation as they...
Tags: Post, News, Censorship, San Francisco, Eu, Mtv, Gwot, Pacific, Archive.org, Europol, Mike Masnick TechDirt, OCLCTIC, Terreg, L'Office Central de Lutte, EU IRU, Terrorist Content Regulation


French officials call Project Gutenberg archive, 15 million ebooks, Grateful Dead recordings and Prelinger Archive "terrorism," demands removal from Internet Archive

In the past week, the French government's L’Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité liée aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (OCLCTIC) have sent 500 "terrorism" takedown demands to the Internet Archive demanding the removal of tens of millions of works: the entire archive of Project Gutenberg; an archive of 15 million texts, the entire Grateful Dead archive, the Prelinger Archive of public domain industrial films (much beloved by the MTV generation as they were the so...
Tags: Post, News, Censorship, San Francisco, Eu, Mtv, Gwot, Pacific, Archive.org, Europol, Mike Masnick TechDirt, OCLCTIC, Terreg, L'Office Central de Lutte, EU IRU, Internet Referral Unit


Feeling Safe in the Surveillance State

In China, where facial recognition cameras are celebrated as a national triumph, many citizens convince themselves that everywhere else is filled with danger.
Tags: News, Privacy, China, Censorship, Social Media, Computers and the Internet, Surveillance State


Sword Art Online Alicization Rape Scene Censored Even More on Toonami

The Western voice actors for Sword Art Online Alicization had been warning fans about the “triggering” content that was coming in episode 10 of the series, additionally revealing that the episode would be heavily censored, though it turns out the scene was even more censored than the Japanese version provided by streaming sites. For those […]
Tags: Translation, Politics, Censorship, English, Anime, Sword Art Online, Seiyuu, Toonami


Newsbook: Books by John Oliver and Angie Thomas on This Year’s List of ‘Most Challenged’ Titles

The objections noted for each book reflect the issues dividing the United States.
Tags: News, John Oliver, Censorship, Jay, Sherman, Thomas, Asher, Gino, Alexie, Twiss, Raina, Dav, Books and Literature, Tamaki, Mariko, Angie Thomas


Toshihiro Nagoshi Talks About Removal of Pierre Taki from Judgment

Toshihiro Nagoshi (the Yakuza Studio head) and his team have talked in detail about the removal of Pierre Taki from Judgment in an interview with IGN. Some of the highlights of the interview include Nagoshi himself mentioning the replacement model for Taki’s character Kyohei Hamura: “It’s an original character this time, not a performance capture. […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Censorship, Anime, Ps4, Sega, Taki, Seiyuu, Toshihiro Nagoshi, Nagoshi, Pierre Taki, Kyohei Hamura, Yakuza Studio


Britain Proposes Broad New Powers to Regulate Internet Content

A growing number of countries are now eager to punish Facebook and other internet companies for harmful material on their platforms.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Censorship, Social Media, Britain, Zuckerberg, Google Inc, May, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Mark E, YouTube.com, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Theresa M