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Indonesia: Minister Revives Plan to Control Social Media

Tifatul Sembiring, Indonesia‘s controversial IT and Communications Minister, said that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook must be strictly controlled since they can be used to destabilize the government. He added that countries like Tunisia and Libya suffered from

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Looking at Chinese Social Media (Part 3 of 3)

For part one and two of this three-part series on Chinese social media, visit here and here. What Next? Taking Advantage of Weibo Just how do you tap into this interface? Like Twitter, it takes a little while to get

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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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Twitter Responds to Wikileak Censorship Allegation

The suspicion surrounding Twitter‘s censoring of the “Wikileaks” topic from trending comes on the heels of PayPal‘s admission that they caved under governmental pressures and stopped handling Wikileaks’ donation payments. Amazon also stopped hosting the Wikileaks site last week, presumably

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