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Farrukh Dhondy | Are V.S. Naipaul, R.L. Stevenson, Blyton becoming unsafe to read?

Preserving Literature or Perpetuating Censorship? The Debate Over Revisionism in Academic Circles

19 Apr 2024 11:47 PM

Facebook and Twitter rejects populate conservative social network of uncensored racism and bigotry

Parler, founded in Nevada in 2018, bills itself as an alternative to “ideological suppression” at other social networks.

08 Jul 2020 4:57 PM

Ahead of polls, Singapore government uses misinformation law to rein in opposition parties

Under the law, ministers can order social media sites to put warnings next to posts the government considers false and order pages blocked.

03 Jul 2020 5:10 PM

Privacy could become the next victim of the coronavirus as governments step up mass surveillance

Authoritarian regimes such as China use COVID-19 as a pretext to suppress independent speech and restrict fundamental rights

29 Mar 2020 12:12 PM

Tech on the side of press freedom: Censored articles concealed in Minecraft game

Work by banned, exiled or killed journalists in five countries—Egypt, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Vietnam—are on an open server

15 Mar 2020 3:56 PM


Facebook reverses ban on album cover featuring naked children

The cover of the Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy are permitted on Facebook.

22 Jun 2019 1:06 PM

Craftsmanship of writer to be respected: SC dismisses plea to ban 'Meesha'

A bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra said a book must not be read in a 'fragmented manner' but as a whole.

05 Sep 2018 11:39 AM

China blocks WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party congress

Chinese authorities appear to have disrupted WhatsApp in the latest step to tighten censorship ahead of Communist Party congress next month.

26 Sep 2017 9:50 AM

Jharkhand bans book for 'hurting' Santhali women's dignity

Earlier in the day, the matter was raised in the state Assembly and the members demanded action against the writer.

12 Aug 2017 12:41 PM

Google must block some search results globally: Canada’s top court

In its 7-2 decision, Canada's Supreme Court found that a court in the country can grant an injunction preventing conduct anywhere.

29 Jun 2017 10:52 AM


China authorities orders websites to stop video streaming

Internet companies are required to enforce censorship by removing postings about politically sensitive topics.

23 Jun 2017 11:41 AM

Online videos of killings pose tricky problem for Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to "keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening"

28 Apr 2017 9:19 AM

Scene in Chinese TV drama censored for showing President Jinping as 'traitor'

Censorship has become so overwhelming in China that even constructive criticism is increasingly marginalized.

21 Mar 2017 5:33 PM

The X men of telly

Silence. Beeps. Chop-a-thons. Television entertainment is weighing down on an individual’s psyche with self-censorship.

19 Mar 2017 12:21 AM

Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege

Facebook has been persistently criticized in the past year over how it polices everything.

19 Jan 2017 7:43 AM


External control of media not good for society: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister advises self-regulation by media, says the press must make appropriate changes with time.

16 Nov 2016 4:29 PM