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News Tuesday 19th June...

InternetInternet News European Parliament logo
Unstoppable Illiberalism
In two days, an EU committee will vote to crown Google and Facebook permanent lords of internet censorship

News Monday 18th June...

InternetInternet News terminator battle machine
Don't MEPs watch the movies?
Nascent censorship machines already rise up against the stupid politicians that support their Genesis
InternetInternet News Metropiltan Police badge
The Drill Squad
Police set up a 20 strong social media censor initially targeting gang related violence
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All fired up
German rappers escape prosecution for lyrics containing trivial references to the Holocaust


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InternetInternet News

17th Jun
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The UN shames the EU
The UN's free speech rapporteur condemns the EU's censorship machines that will violate human rights
InternetInternet News Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: How China censors the net: by making sure there's too much information
A remarkable new book by Margaret Roberts reveals a detailed picture of networked authoritarianism in action. Roberts's book is a magisterial summary of what we have learned so far.
Music NewsMusic News

16th Jun
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Weapons drill
Court bans London gang from producing drill music video featuring violence
InternetInternet News Facebook logo
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Offsite Article: Germany's Deletion Centre
A report about 1200 internet censors working in Germany to delete Nazi symbols and insults of migrants
InternetInternet News

15th Jun
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Downloaders downed
More YouTube video and audio download sites closed down following legal pressure from the music industry
InternetInternet News

14th Jun
Old Bailey
Who pays the blocker?
UK Supreme Court rules that the cost of website blocking should not be borne by ISPs, and indirectly, internet users
TV CensorshipTV News deutscher kulturrat logo
Silence the people from talking about problems and the problems will magically go away
Germany's cultural elites suggest that TV talk shows about refugees and islam should be banned
TV CensorshipTV News amal al awadhi banned dress
Audience calls for sacking
More appropriate for a Kuwaiti TV presenter than a pretty white dress
moviesMovie News

13th Jun
Poster Kissing Candice 2017 Aoife Mcardle
Kiss of box office death
Irish distributors unsuccessfully appeal against an 18 rating for the cinema release of Kissing Candace
InternetInternet News European Parliament logo
The Rise of the Machines
Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, and Dozens of Other Computing Experts Oppose Article 13 of the EU's new internet censorship law
InternetInternet News Vietnam flag
Banning anything that creates difficulties for the authorities
Vietnam passes a new internet censorship law where almost all online posts will be illegal
InternetInternet News

12th Jun
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Updated: The latest betting in the Swiss online gambling referendum
State Monopoly is 4/6, Total Censorship is 5/4, and Online Freedom is a non-runner
Art NewsArt News vincent leow sketch
Plover lover
Sketch ruffles a few feathers in Singapore
moviesMovie News New York State seal
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Fake news
Hollywood is not impressed by a New York State bill banning deep fakes on the grounds they like to do a little deep fakery themselves
TV CensorshipTV News

11th Jun
Wild Thoughts
Turkey's TV censor fines radio stations for broadcasting a Rhianna song
InternetInternet News juia reda
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: What's really behind the EU law that would ban memes. And hw to stop it
Big corporate lobbies are demanding these new copyright laws, hoping to make additional profits and gain more control over the web. By MEP Julia Reda
InternetInternet News

10th Jun
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Corporate takeover of our internet
The EU's Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia. By Cory Doctorow
moviesMovie News Love, Simon DVD
Updated: Love, Simon
Gay teen romance banned by India's film censors
booksBook News pride and prejudice penguin
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Winners and Losers
Author Lionel Shriver attacks Penguin publisher's discrimination policy
moviesMovie News

9th Jun
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The world of film censors
Detailed report on how film censors are moving with the times
InternetInternet News telegram logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Censorship in the Age of Large Cloud Providers
An interesting and detailed account of the battle between Russia's internet censors and the Telegram messaging service. By Bruce Schneier
InternetInternet News

8th Jun
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Changing liability law to force companies to censor swathes of the internet
UK government publishes its intentions to significantly ramp up internet censorship
Games NewsGames News Agony
Updated: The Agony and The Ecstasy
Games developer Madmind cancels patch and announces instead that Agony Unrated will be released n Steam
InternetInternet News headline in google news
Updated: France proposes 'fake news' law that would immediately ban the Daily Mail
The government seeks to ban false information in the run up to European elections
Games NewsGames News steam logo
Commented: Steam Gets Steamy
Games distributor Steam decides to end the censorship of games. If its legal and honest it can appear on Steam
InternetInternet News Spiked logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The false alarm over fake news
The voter-blaming elites have really lost touch with truth and reality. By Mick Hume
InternetInternet News porn censored in korea video
Offsite Article
Offsite Video: What Koreans Think Of Porn Censorship?
And how they work around it with VPNs and peer to peer downloads
moviesMovie News

7th Jun
Season Of The Witch Blu-ray
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Season of the Witch
A in-depth look at several versions of George Romero's film, originally titled Jack's Wife
InternetInternet News Facebook logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: How Walled Gardens Like Facebook Are Cannibalizing Media Publishers
A call for social media like software to be developed for small publishers outside of the control of large internet corporates
InternetInternet News

6th Jun
European Parliament logo
Judgement day nears for the latest EU internet censorship law
TorrentFreak explains the grave threat to internet users and European small businesses
InternetInternet News Russian Duma logo
Circumventing freedom
Russian parliament approves fines for using VPNs to circumvent state website blocking
booksBook News

5th Jun
banned books week uk coalition
Diary: Banned Books Week
23 -29 September 2018. US annual event comes to Britain
InternetInternet News open rights group 2016 logo
No order in court
The Open Rights Group finds that nearly 40% of court order blocks are in error
Music NewsMusic News spotify logo
Sound judgement
Spotify reverses censorship based on artist controversy
moviesMovie News show dogs
Updated: The dog's bollocks
The children's film Show Dogs falls victim in the US to the dirty minds of Morality in Media. The BBFC doesn't concur and the film will be screened uncut in the UK
InternetInternet News comment is free logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The Google MAFIA (Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and Apple)
The power of corporate giants like Amazon and Facebook is unparalleled. A regulatory assault seems urgent, inevitable -- and impossible. By Rafael Behr


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