Lithuania tells citizens to ditch Chinese phones after report finds built-in censorship capabilities

Lithuania tells its citizens to throw away their Chinese mobile phones after report found devices had built-in censorship capabilities Cybersecurity body report found Xiaomi devices could detect and censor terms ‘Free Tibet’, ‘Long live Taiwan independence’ or ‘democracy movement’ among terms included in the feature, which was turned off for EU region However, it could … Read more

‘Bonkers’ chief constables are accused of censorship

Chief constables have been branded ‘bonkers’ and accused of censorship after telling officers to stop using their personal Twitter accounts to engage with the public.  Officers will close their social media profiles and instead work from corporate accounts in North Yorkshire following concerns that crimes reported to individuals could be missed.      But critics have claimed … Read more

Rupert Murdoch says media needs to ‘confront wave of censorship’ and slams ‘awful woke orthodoxy’

Rupert Murdoch, 89, warns that ‘awful woke orthodoxy’ is suppressing freedom of speech in a wave of censorship’ as he receives lifetime achievement award and says ‘I’m far from done’ The 89-year-old made the remarks in a prerecorded video shown on Saturday Murdoch received an award from British non-profit Australia Day Foundation He told those … Read more

Holey Moley host Rob Riggle calls cancel culture ‘real oppression and real censorship’

Holey Moley host Rob Riggle slams cancel culture as ‘real oppression and real censorship’ that threatens comedian’s livelihoods By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia Published: 12:03 GMT, 16 January 2021 | Updated: 12:03 GMT, 16 January 2021 Holey Moley host Rob Riggle has slammed cancel culture as a threat to the livelihoods of comedians.  … Read more

MICK HUME: Why the Online Harms Bill could lead us into a new era of sinister state censorship

As the old proverb says, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Those words certainly apply to the Online Safety Bill, a sweeping measure that, in the name of public safety, could actually herald a new era of sinister state censorship. Freedom of speech is already under grave threat in this country, and … Read more

Facebook staff want to keep news censorship measures – even if it makes the platform more boring 

Facebook staff want to keep in place news censorship measures that were brought in to stop the spread of ‘misinformation’ following the US election – even if it makes the social network less engaging, the New York Times reports. In the immediate aftermath of the contested US election, Facebook implemented a change to its news … Read more

Two top Oxford academics accuse Facebook of ‘censorship’ over article warning

Two top Oxford academics accuse Facebook of censorship for branding their article on whether masks work ‘false information’ Two Oxford scientists reviewed new study on the effectiveness of face masks  Danmask-19 study was highly anticipated as it was a randomised controlled trial  But Facebook put a warning on the link taking viewers to the 694-word article  … Read more

Twitter accused of ‘politically motivated censorship’ after blocking Biden corruption story

Social media giants are accused of ‘politically motivated censorship’ after they blocked stories alleging corruption involving Donald Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden Twitter and Facebook stopped users from linking to Biden corruption stories  The sites claimed the article needed fact checking and violated hacking rules New York Post reported Biden’s son allegedly offered to introduce … Read more

Model claims she is too sexy for TikTok’s censorship algorithm

A curvy model has hit out at TikTok, has accused the video sharing platform of ‘discriminating against her body’ after removing her videos because she’s ‘too sexy’.  Neyleen Ashley, 31, from Miami, Florida, claims TikTok – famous for its choreographed and intentionally humorous videos – make a point of removing her videos, even when similar … Read more

US internet freedom score declines as the government use Covid-19 to increase censorship online

Many governments around the world have introduced new digital surveillance and data collection tools to combat the coronavirus, but a new report says the technologies are an abuse of power. Freedom House, a human rights watchdog group, released an internet freedom report that shows a decline in free speech and privacy online across 80 countries … Read more