Tag Archives: Censorship

Twitter to de-rank ‘trolls,’ provokes conservative anger over ‘censorship’

Twitter’s announcement that it will limit the visibility of tweets from what it calls ‘troll accounts’ was met with anger by conservatives and free-speech advocates, who see it as another turn of the screw towards censorship. The platform’s new policy was revealed in a blog post on Tuesday, which promises to make sweeping changes to the way conversations work. Twitter will ...

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‘I’ve seen the censorship’: Syrian blogger tells RT how she was labeled a ‘Russian bot’ (VIDEO)

Maram Susli, also known as Partisangirl, is a Syrian living in Perth, Australia. If you ask the British government, though, she’s a ‘Russian bot.’ London bases these claims on dodgy numbers from shady sources, Susli tells RT. “Last time I checked, I’m a real human being,” said Susli. “The British government, they can’t even confirm that I’m not an automaton. ...

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Russia blasts Facebook’s ‘totalitarianism & censorship’ after 270 accounts banned for no reason

Moscow has chided Facebook and demanded an explanation from the US State Department, after the social media giant banned media and personal accounts that violated no rules but are purportedly linked to a Russian “troll factory.”  “It is clear that this is part of the anti-Russian campaign in which the media landscape is being cleansed of alternative sources of information, ...

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Opposition cries censorship as Spanish rapper jailed for insulting king & glorifying terrorism

The Spanish Supreme Court has upheld a decision to jail a rapper for three and a half years for a song deemed to have glorified terrorism and insulted the crown, sparking a debate about freedom of expression in the country. The court rejected arguments on Tuesday by little-known rapper Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, stage name Valtonyc, that his songs were ...

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Richard Branson orders Virgin Trains to restock Daily Mail amid ‘censorship’ accusation

British tycoon Richard Branson has ordered Virgin Trains to restock the Daily Mail amid concerns that its decision last week to stop selling the paper had amounted to “censorship.” Virgin Trains last week announced it would stop supplying its customers with the right-wing tabloid as it “was not compatible with the VT brand and our beliefs.” Read more The Daily ...

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Libertarians slam US ‘arbitrary censorship’ of foreign media & alternative views

The DOJ demand for RT America to register as a foreign agent is an attempt to silence undesired voices, the Libertarian Party has said, echoing views that the move is the most worst attack on freedom since the McCarthy era. Forcing RT America to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) under the pretext of its alleged links to ...

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Assange doubles down on cryptocurrencies to thwart US ‘financial censorship’

Julian Assange has exposed an apparent attempt by the US intelligence apparatus to undermine funding to WikiLeaks, using institutions he established for the express purpose of protecting potential donors from the authorities. In a Twitter thread, posted Sunday, Assange alleges “politically induced financial censorship” that violates not only US donors’ First Amendment rights but also their right to freedom of ...

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US used ‘backdoor censorship,’ attacked RT ‘like a weasel’ – journalism prof (VIDEO)

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 05:21 To force RT America to register as a foreign agent is “unprecedented,” Georgetown University journalism professor Chris Chambers says. The law used against the network was first used to combat Nazi propaganda, but has never been applied to a news network. RT America host Ed Schultz spoke with Chambers on Monday, following a similar ...

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