Category: Censorship

Independent Media Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Chemical Weapons in Mexico

Independent Media Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Chemical Weapons in Mexico

Activist Post | Source URL The Office for Protection from Chemical Weapons has refused to investigate allegations that chemical weapons have been used to attack an American in Latin America.  Janet Phelan is a journalist and author who fled the US following the cover-up of the murder of her mother, […]

Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost

The closing of The Intercept’s Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald’s rather absurd promise of finding “the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish” is fulfilled. Whitney Webb | MintPress News | Source URL NEW YORK — On March […]

Google Employees Uncover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search

Google Employees Uncover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search

The Intercept Futurism Ryan Gallagher | The Intercept | Source URL Google employees have carried out their own investigation into the company’s plan to launch a censored search engine for China and say they are concerned that development of the project remains ongoing, The Intercept can reveal. Late last year, […]

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet “Oligopoly”

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet “Oligopoly”

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing via EFF | Source URL German Data Privacy Commissioner Ulrich Kelber is also a computer scientist, which makes him uniquely qualified to comment on the potential consequences of the proposed new EU Copyright Directive. The Directive will be voted on at the end of this […]

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL An ex-Facebook employee claims the social media platform is censoring content from some conservative publishers and commentators. The California-based social media giant has been accused of using software manipulation or ‘special features’ to ‘deboost’ traffic to certain sites and individuals, especially […]

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

Kevin Roose | The New York Times | Source URL Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.” In the video, set to a spooky instrumental soundtrack, Mr. Dawson unspooled a series of far-fetched hypotheses. Among them: that iPhones […]

YouTube to crack down on conspiracy videos: Video site to stop recommending ‘blatantly false’ videos to users

YouTube to crack down on conspiracy videos: Video site to stop recommending ‘blatantly false’ videos to users

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL YouTube claims it will stop recommending conspiracy videos.  Following complaints over the number of unwelcome videos appearing in recommendations, the Google-owned site says it plans to try and banish them. It says  ‘borderline’ videos that come close to violating community guidelines or […]