China has quickly moved to censor Hong Kong's internet and access users' data using a feared new national security law, but US tech giants offered some resistance citing rights concerns.
Netflix is playing a censored version of Mission: Impossible – Fallout on its platform in India, which erases all mentions of Kashmir. This is the version that was approved for theatrical release by the Indian censor board. It’s unclear whether Netflix asked for a censored version, or whether the studio Paramount Pictures chose to do so.
Zoom reinstates accounts of Tiananmen Square commemoration organizers, but is creating tech to ensure mainland Chinese users can be censored.
Netflix is playing a censored version of Vikings in India, includes blurring out two cooked pigs on season 5, episode 12 “Murder Most Foul”. That’s because Netflix is airing the version that premièred on the History TV18 channel in India.
Many users of Facebook and Instagram took to Twitter to complain about the #Sikh hashtag being banned on the two social networks. At the time of writing, #Sikh is still blocked for a number of users on Facebook, although it’s back up on Instagram.
Facebook and Instagram have unblocked the hashtag #sikh and apologised for the issue that took place “mistakenly” due to a report received in early March.
Sage report critical of government lockdown proposals heavily redacted before it was released
Netflix has removed an episode of Designated Survivor from its platform in Turkey, in compliance with local law. Turkey’s censor board, the Radio and Television Supreme Council, had objected to the depiction of a fictitious Turkish president.
Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Facebook of "caving" to Vietnam's strict censorship regime, after the US tech giant confirmed it was blocking content deemed illegal by the country's communist government.
Voot is doing better than Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar in one regard: self-censorship. It has retained the Madam Secretary episode that dealt with Hindu nationalism, and violence against Muslims and other minorities in India.
We might be staring at more online censorship in India. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has reportedly issued an ultimatum to streaming services in India to form an independent adjudicatory body and adopt a new self-regulation code that might effectively work along the lines of how television content is moderated in India.
A couple of weeks after Hotstar decided to nuke the Last Week Tonight episode critical of Prime Minster Narendra Modi, host John Oliver has addressed — and blasted — the Disney-owned streaming service’s self-censorship ways on his latest episode.
The United States on Monday said it was slashing the number of Chinese nationals permitted to work at the U.S. offices of major Chinese state-owned media outlets to retaliate against Beijing's "long-standing intimidation and harassment of journalists."
After Hotstar’s decision on Tuesday to nuke the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-centric episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in India, many Android users have left 1-star reviews for the Hotstar app on Google Play.
Google persuaded a federal appeals court on Wednesday to reject claims that YouTube illegally censors conservative content.