Censorship

Hong Kong Forced to Delete Movies, TV Shows, Books That ‘Threaten’ China

China’s state-run Global Times reported approvingly on Thursday that Hong Kong has been forced to suppress countless movies, television shows, books, and online posts that could violate the new security law imposed by Beijing because the material could be judged to “threaten” Communist China, and those who display or sell the “threatening” material could be held legally liable.

Hong Kong's new national security law was imposed on the eve of the anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China

Chinese State Media Undermines TikTok PR with Nationalist Pride for ‘Entertainment App’

The TikTok messaging platform has been frantically trying to convince the rest of the world – including boycott-minded Indians and possibly ban-minded American officials – that it’s not a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) company, but rather a fully private and independent company that just happens to be headquartered in Beijing until it can find somewhere else to live. The CCP did the company no favors on Wednesday by running a state media editorial brimming with nationalist pride for the popular “Chinese short-video sharing app.”

The ByteDance logo is seen at the entrance to a ByteDance office in Beijing on July 8, 2020. - Video sharing app TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, announced on July 6 it was pulling out of Hong Kong, less than a week after a new national security …

Report: China Resumes Censoring, Silencing Coronavirus Doctors and Patients

Journalist Tracy Wen Liu, who did some on-the-ground reporting from Wuhan during the worst days of the coronavirus outbreak, warned in a Foreign Policy article on Tuesday that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is once again censoring doctors and patients to keep them from discussing the truth of the pandemic and China’s response.

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Wikipedia Editors Censor Rayshard Brooks’ Criminal History

Wikipedia editors have censored the page about the police-involved shooting of Rayshard Brooks by removing any mention of Brooks’ violent criminal history, despite him violently resisting arrest which precipitated police use of force. Criticism of District Attorney Paul Howard’s decision to charge officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder has also been removed.

Protesters chant outside a Wendy's restaurant on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Atlanta after a funeral for Rayshard Brooks was held. Brooks died after being fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Twitter Censors Trump Tweet at Behest of New York Times

Twitter censored President Donald Trump’s account yet again yesterday, taking down a meme posted by the president that featured a rallying cry to his supporters, after the New York Times, which reportedly owns the rights to the original image, filed a copyright complaint.

Twitter labels video Trump tweeted as 'manipulated'

Facebook to Ban Anti-Government ‘Boogaloo’ Groups

Social media giant Facebook recently announced that it would be removing anti-government “Boogaloo” groups and pages from its platform. Mark Zuckerberg’s platform has already removed 220 such groups on Facebook and 95 Instagram accounts that it says violate its policies against organized violence.

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