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Censorship in America: New Censorship & Surveillance Tactics in the United States

Google Spy

Many democratic nations find themselves in a hypocritical quandary these days. This includes The United States Federal Government. In just 2012, The US Federal Government initiated more than 31,000 inquiries to Google about their users data usage, and most of

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Posted in Censorship, Corporate Censorship, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Censorship in America: Hate Speech Overview

Hate speech is, outside the law, any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race, color, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or other characteristic. In law, hate speech is

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Posted in Free Speech, Media Censorship

Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide

Written by Katitza Rodriguez As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties–the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime–is back on the agenda. Canada and

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Posted in Internet Censorship

Canadian Officials Censoring Scientists Whose Results They Don’t Like

Slashdot points us to a troubling report out of Canada, concerning a scientist who appears to have been given something of a gag order concerning her research about depleted salmon stocks. I have to admit that the article in the

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship Gone Too Far? Canadian Catholic School Bans Rainbows

When it comes to (man-made) rainbows, students are told to stick it where the sun don’t shine. An Ontario Catholic high school is so adamant about pushing gay issues under the rug that it’s banned rainbows. According to Xtra!, a

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Three Acts Of Comic Book Censorship

Source: Bleeding Cool How does it feel to be a cartoonist or a caricaturist when the state can ban even the concept? Welcome to an the new Press Freedom Caricature Exhibition in Turkey, opened with the panel, “Press Freedom in

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Canada Election 2011: NDP Censor Facebook Video

Source: Oye! Times – By Stephan Pate NDP candidate does flip-flop pulling video from Facebook page in effort to limit free expression. Are the NDP delirious this week? The last week of an election campaign can be a strange time

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Canada Government Monitoring Online Forums to Correct “Misinformation”

Source: Leak Source The next time you post an opinion in an online forum or a Facebook group message board, don’t be surprised if you get a rebuttal from a federal employee. The government is looking for ways to monitor

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Colin Firth Challenges Weinstein’s Censoring of ‘The King’s Speech’

Source: Examiner.com – By Marilyn Sparks Colin Firth has spoken against the Weinstein Company and their plan to slice, dice and censor their Oscar winning hit, The King’s Speech, as a way to keep the “gravy train” rolling. The LA

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Book Censorship is ‘Patronising’ Students

Source: Times of Malta The Arts Students Association (ASA) has reiterated its position against censorship in the light of the recent book controversy in secondary schools and at University. The organisation is in favour of age guidelines and certification but

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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