News about Internet Censorship in China, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Learn more about Internet censorship by reading the two articles below. Calvin College uses filtering software on some of the campus computer resources, specifically, Internet access from dormitory student residences. The decision to do so generated some controversy on campus.
Internet censorship puts restrictions on what information can be publicized or viewed on the Internet. Governments and other organizations commonly use internet censorship to block access to copyrighted information as well as to harmful or sensitive content. However, internet censorship can also be ...
In 2010, Alan Davidson, then-Director of public policy for the media giant, called for firm action to end censorship of the Internet. "The growing problem for Internet censorship is not isolated to one country or one region," Davidson said before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (ironically enough).
Internet censorship also occurs in response to or in anticipation of events such as elections, protests, and riots. An example is the increased censorship due to the events of the Arab Spring. Other areas of censorship include copyrights, defamation, harassment, and obscene material.
Recent posts that relate Internet censorship. Internet Censorship – Mashable Website Recent stories and news about Internet censorship. Internet censorship in China and Iran This newspaper article illustrates for the need to stop internet censorship in countries like Iran and China to promote wider internet access to the public.
Selective censorship or surveillance: Countries included in this classification were found to practice selective Internet censorship and surveillance. This includes countries where a small number of specific sites are blocked or censorship targets a small number of categories or issues.
The article prominently cited, and linked to, the WSWS’s open letter to Google, “Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!” The ...
Due to the nature of the Internet, the task of removal proved very difficult. But eventually, the government succeeded — using controversial tactics usually associated with Internet censorship by authoritarian regimes. For some, the action of one highly democratic nation was a worrying reminder that Internet freedom should not be taken for ...
In a sweeping victory for free speech rights in cyberspace, the Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act in Reno v. ACLU in June 1997. The Court granted the highest level of First Amendment protection to the Internet, and cyber-activists are still dancing in the streets.But is cyberspace really safe from the censors?Despite the Supreme Court's ruling, states are busy crafting ....