Censorship

In this April 27, 2017 photo, staff members wait for visitors at a booth for Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered Thursday, June 22, 2017, to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments about sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-trade shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 23, 2017 - 1:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo. Thursday's...
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June 21, 2017 - 7:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian watchdog says authorities are widening their internet censorship and are now blocking 101 websites, including some that provide software that allows users to bypass restrictions. The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression in a statement late on Tuesday said that...
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June 06, 2017 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be the nation's tweeter-in-chief, but some Twitter users say he's violating the First Amendment by blocking people from his feed after they posted scornful comments. Lawyers for two Twitter users sent the White House a letter Tuesday demanding they be un-...
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A man walks past a poster promoting the movie, Wonder Woman, at a cinema in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Lebanon's ministry of economy says it has asked the country's security agency to ban the movie because its lead actress, Gal Gadot, is an Israeli. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
May 30, 2017 - 12:06 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is seeking to ban the new "Wonder Woman" movie because its lead actress, Gal Gadot, is an Israeli — a reflection of how the decades-old animosity between the two neighbors is also infused in the cultural scene. A security official said a formal request for a ban has not yet...
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May 24, 2017 - 11:29 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A computer that plays go has begun a second game against China's top player in a match authorities are limiting the Chinese public's ability to see. Thursday's game is one of three that 19-year-old Ke Jie and Google's AlphaGo computer program are due to play this week at a forum on...
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This photo shows the book "Thirteen Reasons Why" in a photo illustration Monday, May 15, 2017, in Phoenix. As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who killed themselves, a top school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that's the basis for Netflix's popular new series "13 Reasons Why," which some critics say romanticizes suicide. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 16, 2017 - 2:46 pm
DENVER (AP) — As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that's the basis for Netflix's popular new series "13 Reasons Why," which some critics say romanticizes...
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This photo shows the book "Thirteen Reasons Why" in a photo illustration Monday, May 15, 2017, in Phoenix. As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who killed themselves, a top school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that's the basis for Netflix's popular new series "13 Reasons Why," which some critics say romanticizes suicide. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 16, 2017 - 3:46 am
DENVER (AP) — As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that's the basis for Netflix's popular new series "13 Reasons Why," which some critics say romanticizes...
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May 06, 2017 - 1:54 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency is saying state TV has censored a documentary released by President Hassan Rouhani's campaign, ahead of the upcoming presidential election. The Saturday report by ILNA did not elaborate but a Rouhani campaign official confirmed to The...
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In this Thursday, April 28, 2016, photo, a woman visits a display booth for the Chinese internet portal 163.com promoting its news section, at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. China is tightening rules for online news as the country's censors try to control the flood of information being spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other sources. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 03, 2017 - 5:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening rules for online news as its censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating in the country. The rules announced Tuesday and set to go into effect June 1 will require online...
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May 03, 2017 - 3:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening rules for online news as the country's censors try to control the flood of information being spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other sources. The new rules will require online publishers to obtain government licenses and block foreign or private...
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