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News Sunday 21st January...

InternetInternet News Old Bailey
Free expression vs privacy
Two UK court cases set to test Google's decisions over deleting factual data concerning convicted criminals from search results
moviesMovie News padmavat
On the highest authority
Padmavat is cleared for national release by India's Supreme Court and by the BBFC
Music NewsMusic News leila amer video
Updated: Suggestive of repression
Another Egyptian singer is arrested for supposed debauchery in a decidedly unsexy music video

News Saturday 20th January...

moviesMovie News Poster Paddington 2 2017 Paul King
Putting Russia First
Russia uses film censorship laws to handicap Paddington Bear 2 and give a local film a head start
InternetInternet News Facebook logo
Seeking the Holy Grail
Facebook is still struggling to identify and restrict 'fake news' and has come up with another cunning plan
moviesMovie News Poster Three Billboards Outside Ebbing 2017 Martin Mcdonagh
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Three Billboards and the new philistinism
PC lunch mob pursues filmmakers for wrong think about its storyline

Media Censorship

Ofcom are the UK TV censors who regulate UK commercial TV via broadcast, cable and satellite.

The BBC regulate themselves and UK Internet TV will soon have to submit to a basic level of regulation




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Recent Media

moviesMovie News

18th Jan
mathilda russian
A poisoned watermelon of a film
Ukraine bans the Russian film Mathilde over a blacklisted Russian musician
InternetInternet News far reaching censorship
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Censorship flagged up
An interesting example of the long reach of Chinese censors to Canada
moviesMovie News

17th Jan
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The distributors go postal
Steven Spielberg's The Post is banned in Lebanon over the film maker's connections to Israel
moviesMovie News padmavat
Updated: Amidst continuing violence
Padmavat finally passed by India's film censor after cuts but remains banned in 3 states
InternetInternet News the conversation logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Facebook cuts back on news to give you more time with advertisers
On censorship, 'fake news' and filter bubbles
InternetInternet News the conversation logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: A legal hub
The latest reports from Pornhub and the likes show what types of porn people like but perhaps also a timely reminder about the legalities of downloading porn in the UK
InternetInternet News Facebook logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Detecting people who walk side by side
Facebook's patent applications reveals some of its creepy ideas about working out who you know
moviesMovie News

16th Jan
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Advised BBFC category cuts have been implemented for a 12A rated cinema release
InternetInternet News wsws logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Facebook friends with censorship
World Socialist Web Site states that Facebook has blocked shares to a video organising an event calling for opposition to internet censorship
moviesMovie News

14th Jan
Austin Powers International Mystery Blu ray
News from the cryofreeze
The Daily Mail digs out an amusing BBFC examiner's report from recently revealed files which slags off Austin Powers
InternetInternet News US Senate
House Fails to Protect Americans from Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance
Laws extending the US snooper's charter pass the House of Representatives
InternetInternet News washington post logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Another example of censorship backfire
Can social media become less hateful by law? Germany is trying it -- and failing
InternetInternet News

13th Jan
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Shadow censorship
Hidden camera interviews feature Twitter engineers speaking of biased political censorship and shadow banning where tweets are quietly binned without telling the poster
TV CensorshipTV News the problem+ with apu
Annoying PC social justice warrior that's very sensitive
Whinges about the Simpson's Indian shopkeeper character Apu
booksBook News

12th Jan
Mommy, Mama, and Me
One Million Moms recommend
Children's books from Scholastic Inc that feature gay parenting
InternetInternet News the conversation logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Good luck banning fake news
Here's why it's unlikely to happen

Previous Media

InternetInternet News

10th Jan
The Swiss people are set to call their government's bluff
Swiss campaigners seek a people's referendum to overturn a law blocking foreign competitors to Swiss gambling websites, justifiably fearing that this is a Trojan Horse for wider internet censorship
TV CensorshipPhone News
Give us more
Significant shareholders call on Apple to implement more parental controls on its phones and tablets
TV CensorshipTV News
Supreme censorship
Egyptian TV censor does not want to see any scenes of violence, drug use or any other bad examples,
Music NewsMusic News
Banned words
Papua New Guinea chief censor penalises local musicians by banning their songs from radio and TV
InternetInternet News
Offsite Article: The Remarkable Reversal: How Companies Now Censor Governments
Twitter said that it would not ban a world leader, Donald Trump, from its platform....BUT... that it reserved the right to delete official statements by heads of state of sovereign nations as it saw fit
InternetInternet News

9th Jan
Self inflicted censorship
German 'justice' minister falls victim to his own badly thought out new censorship law
InternetInternet News

8th Jan
Inevitably shoddy results from forcing commercial companies to censor posts for free
German opposition parties speak out about new internet censorship law that even if the first week is manifestly failing freedom of speech
InternetInternet News
Unwelcome guest
The deservedly unpopular internet censor who ended net neutrality in the US cancels CES tech trade show visit after death threats
InternetInternet News
Offsite Article: No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough For Big Media
The ongoing battle between sharers and big business.
booksBook News

6th Jan
The right context
Echoing Germany's controversial publication of Mein Kampf, France debates whether to censor the works of Louis-Ferdinand CÚline who wrote pamphlets supporting the Holocaust
InternetInternet News
German free speech sails the Titanic
As feared, Twitter is unable to distinguish between hateful comments and criticism of hateful comments and so just censors everything
InternetInternet News
Ten cent snitches
Chinese internet company hires an army of snitches and snoopers for a pittance

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