No turning back? China, Hong Kong and the post-Covid 19 world

A turning point for Hong Kong and for the planet? Days after China announced a new security law that could effectively submit Hong Kongers to the same censorship as the mainland, local authorities for the first time banned annual June 4 pro-democracy commemorations in that former UK possession. Will the tightening of the screws undermine Hong … Read more No turning back? China, Hong Kong and the post-Covid 19 world

Trump Signs Social Media Executive But Experts Question What It Does

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would limit liability protections social-media companies enjoy after Twitter Inc. began selective fact checks of his posts on the platform. Under current law, companies like Twitter and Facebook Inc. are protected for users’ posts. The companies “will not be able to keep their liability shield” … Read more Trump Signs Social Media Executive But Experts Question What It Does

VPN Downloads Surge in Response to Hong Kong Security Law

Hong Kong saw a spike in downloads of software designed to mask internet usage Thursday after Beijing signaled plans to usher in a new national security law that could tighten its grip on the city. Virtual Private Networks, the tools that help people bypass web restrictions and disguise their digital footprints, represented seven of the … Read more VPN Downloads Surge in Response to Hong Kong Security Law

Amnesty: Somalia journalists face abusive means of suppression

Somali journalists continue to face arbitrary arrests, physical attacks and censorship. A recent Amnesty International report says harassment and intimidation of journalists are so deeply entrenched, it makes Somalia one of the most dangerous places to report from. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Amnesty: Somalia journalists face abusive means of suppression

Turkey’s DANGEROUS Internet Policy – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Blinkist. The first 100 people to go to https://www.blinkist.com/visualpolitik ​are going to get unlimited access for 1 week to try it out. You’ll also get 25% off if you want the full membership. It seems increasingly clear that Turkey is moving headlong towards a dictatorship. Or at least one of … Read more Turkey’s DANGEROUS Internet Policy – VisualPolitik EN

Extreme censorship | Amazon fires workers calling for better COVID-19 safety measures

Hundreds of Amazon workers are staging a mass “sick-out”, refusing to work in protest against the tech giant’s handling of the coronavirus crisis Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us … Read more Extreme censorship | Amazon fires workers calling for better COVID-19 safety measures

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Coughs into Crowd at Anti-Lockdown Rally

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was greeted by hundreds of supporters gathered on Sunday outside the army headquarter in Brasilia on the country’s national Army’s Day. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates The crowd was asking for a military intervention, the closing of the Supreme Court and for the “AI-5,” a decree issued by the military dictatorship in 1968 … Read more Brazilian President Bolsonaro Coughs into Crowd at Anti-Lockdown Rally

The Internet’s Favorite Law Is in Jeopardy on Capitol Hill

Apr.17 — In recent years, members of Congress from both parties have started to raise concerns about a nearly two-decades old law that helped create the modern internet. The law, Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, made the web a haven for free speech and free expression and gave rise to big tech … Read more The Internet’s Favorite Law Is in Jeopardy on Capitol Hill

Section 230 in Congress’s Crosshairs: Is the Internet’s Favorite Law at Risk?

In recent years, members of Congress from both parties have started to raise concerns about a nearly two-decades old law that helped create the modern internet. The law, Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, made the web a haven for free speech and free expression and gave rise to big tech companies like … Read more Section 230 in Congress’s Crosshairs: Is the Internet’s Favorite Law at Risk?

China Bans Animal Crossing – Inside Gaming Daily

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1918 to COVID-19: 100 years of covering pandemics | The Listening Post (Feature)

History has shown, time and again, that the role of the media during a pandemic can be crucial, not only to our understanding of the issues at stake but to our survival as well. John M Barry is an American historian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Great Influenza: The Epic Story … Read more 1918 to COVID-19: 100 years of covering pandemics | The Listening Post (Feature)

The geopolitical battle for the COVID-19 narrative | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: From China to the US, the COVID-19 battle is as much medical as it is media. Plus, lessons from the coverage of the 1918 Spanish flu. The geopolitical battle for the COVID-19 narrative As they have been isolating their populations to keep the coronavirus contained, some powerful governments are … Read more The geopolitical battle for the COVID-19 narrative | The Listening Post (Full)

Social Media Is Taking Social Coronavirus Contagion to New Heights: Op-Ed

Is social media helping or hindering our ability to find credible information about the coronavirus outbreak? Bloomberg Opinion’s Alex Webb finds out. #Coronavirus #CoronavirusPandemic #WorldHealthOrganization You may not have been exposed to the new coronavirus yet, but you’ve almost certainly been exposed to an adjacent contagion. Maybe you’ve even helped spread it. It might be … Read more Social Media Is Taking Social Coronavirus Contagion to New Heights: Op-Ed

Coronavirus: Italy extends strict measures to whole country – BBC News

Italy is extending its coronavirus quarantine measures, which include a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that people would only be permitted to travel for work or family emergencies. He said the measures, which come into effect on Tuesday, were to defend the most fragile members of society. … Read more Coronavirus: Italy extends strict measures to whole country – BBC News

Wuhan Resident Shows Life in Coronavirus Epicenter

#coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #WuhanCoronavirus #新型肺炎 This is Robin. He has been posting videos of his life in coronavirus epicenter Wuhan, China. China reported 406 new cases from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 78,064 on Wednesday. China’s death toll rose by 52 to 2,715, with all the fatalities occurring in … Read more Wuhan Resident Shows Life in Coronavirus Epicenter