Tag: Censorship

FEBRUARY 12: Song Chol Ri of North Korea carries the national flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Reports: North Korea Not Broadcasting Any Olympics Coverage So Far

North Korea may have sent an official delegation of athletes, Kim Jong-un’s sister, and a large group of identically dressed female “cheerleaders” to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, but an ordinary citizen of the communist country has yet to have access to any coverage of the events.

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Populist Media Gather in DC to Condemn Social Media Censorship

Figures from across the alternative media including Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit, Margaret Howell of Right Side Broadcasting, and anti-Islamization activist Pamela Geller met in Washington D.C yesterday to discuss the threat of social media censorship and how it can be resisted.

A laptop featuring the logos of Bitcoin (BTC), the Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Factom's Factoid (FCT).

Fact Check: Bitcoin Skeptics Claim ‘Nobody Has Come Up with a Use for Blockchain’

It’s been a tough time for new owners of Bitcoin. After the decentralized digital currency rocketed to prices of $20,000 for one whole BTC, those values dropped roughly 50 percent and have bounced back and forth between $10k and $12k for the past week. And, while the asset’s 9-year history suggests the bear market won’t last forever, Bitcoin critics are out in force warning the recent adopters that the fundamentals of their investment are not sound.

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Critics Warn French Plans to Censor Fake News ‘Despotic’

Experts and advocates for a free press have branded French plans to outlaw so-called fake news hypocritical and an affront to human rights. Campaigners say that President Emmanuel Macron’s proposals — which include measures which would allow the French government

People take a selfie photograph with an Apple Inc. iPhone in front of an illuminated Christmas tree in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. With more Chinese tourists likely to travel to Hong Kong next year as the yuan strengthens against the Hong Kong dollar, retailers are poised to benefit from the rise in store sales and falling rents, according to Catherine Lim, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

BBC: ‘A Nation of Active Citizens’ Is Xi Jinping’s ‘Nightmare’

The BBC’s profile of Chinese President Xi Jinping is almost as lengthy as the one published by China’s state-run Xinhua news service, and it’s considerably flashier in its multimedia presentation style, but it’s also a good deal more skeptical. The BBC sees a vast cult of personality developing around China’s leader, nourished by the full power of the Chinese state. History has yet to provide an example of a cult of personality with a happy ending.

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: A woman uses her smartphone while waiting to board a plane at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located roughly halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Hayward: The State of Free Speech in 2017

Free speech remained in a perilous state in 2017, as Big Tech became increasingly comfortable with censorship, applying inscrutable rules through enigmatic algorithms that looked an awful lot like old-fashioned political bias to outside observers.

2017: The Year in ‘Resistance’

The year 2017 saw the emergence and growth of the so-called “Resistance,” the left-wing opposition to President Donald Trump that is now the basis of the Democratic Party’s grass-roots strategy for the 2018 midterm elections.