Category: Censorship

China’s Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

China’s Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

Danny O’Brien | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Those outside the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state as primarily domestic, enacted through the so-called “Great Firewall”—a system of surveillance and blocking technology that prevents Chinese citizens from […]

School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students Free Speech And Social Media Posts

School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students Free Speech And Social Media Posts

Mass Private I | Source URL Today, I give you a frightening story about free speech censorship and watchlists just in time for the countdown to Halloween. A recent article in The Tennessean reveals how the Williamson County School District (WCS) is monitoring students free speech and social media posts. The […]

Leaking classified information is ‘thievery, not protected speech,’ Justice Department says

Leaking classified information is ‘thievery, not protected speech,’ Justice Department says

Rachel Weiner | The Washington Post | Source URL ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A contractor accused of leaking classified information engaged in “thievery, not protected speech,” and has no First Amendment grounds to challenge his Espionage Act prosecutions, the Justice Department said in an Alexandria federal court filing. Former intelligence analyst […]

Activist Post Applies For NewsGuard’s Coveted “Conspiracy” Blacklist

Activist Post Applies For NewsGuard’s Coveted “Conspiracy” Blacklist

Activist Post Response To NewsGuard’s Request About Editorial Practices By Activist Post Editors Activist Post is being considered for NewsGuard’s exclusive “conspiracy” news blacklist. They recently contacted us about our editorial practices to see if we qualify for this great honor. For those who don’t know, NewsGuard is creating warning […]

Chinese State Media Announces 2.56M ‘Discredited Entities’ Prevented From Purchasing Plane Tickets Under Social Credit System

Chinese State Media Announces 2.56M ‘Discredited Entities’ Prevented From Purchasing Plane Tickets Under Social Credit System

Chris Menahan | Information Liberation | Source URL This is the system our ruling oligarchs are trying to implement in America. China restricted 2.56 million discredited entities from purchasing plane tickets, and 90,000 entities from buying high-speed rail tickets in July: NDRC #socialcredit pic.twitter.com/4zAwJ7hrBn — Global Times (@globaltimesnews) August 16, […]

How Did Yahoo News Scoop An FBI Document That Turns Conspiracy Theories Into Domestic Terrorism Threats?

How Did Yahoo News Scoop An FBI Document That Turns Conspiracy Theories Into Domestic Terrorism Threats?

Richard Enos | Collective Evolution | Source URL By now the concept of ‘perception-building’ should be familiar to those who have read some of my commentaries on the mainstream media. But for those who haven’t, I am referring to a process by which information is presented to us that attempts to make us see […]

Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to ‘Censor the Internet’ Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict

Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to ‘Censor the Internet’ Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict

Jon Queally | Common Dreams | Source URL “In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power could dictate what speech is allowed on the Internet.” Civil liberties groups are warning of a major threat to online freedoms and First Amendment rights if a leaked […]