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Internet Censorship: China, Russia Seek Greater Control of Internet, US says

Internet Censorship Protest

China and Russia are buying increasingly powerful surveillance technologies to intercept communications and try to take control of the Internet, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Alec Ross, the U.S. secretary of state’s senior adviser for innovation, said new

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Science & Technology, World News

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

This Week in Internet Censorship: Updates from Russia, Venezuela, Thailand and South Korea

By Maira Sutton Re-Published from EFF under the Creative Commons License. Russia On Thursday, prominent blogger and a leader of recent anti-corruption protests, Alexei Navalny was imprisoned for 15 days on charges of resisting the police. Navalny was one of

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Thai Court Jails American for Insulting Thai Monarchy

Thai-born American Joe Gordon gestures as he answers a reporter’s question upon his arrival at a criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, December 8, 2011. A court in Thailand has for the first time jailed an American citizen for insulting the

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Activists Say Thai-American’s Arrest Part of Thailand Clampdown

Thai police say a Thai-American man arrested for allegedly insulting the monarchy online four years ago, will be prosecuted as a Thai national although he lived in the United States at the time. Rights activists say the charges against the

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