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Charities condemn Facebook for ‘attack on democracy’ in Australia
Campaign groups say blocking access to reliable news sources leaves a void to be filled by misinformation and hate speech

Emma Graham-Harrison

20, Feb, 2021 @10:15 PM

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Angry words: rapper's jailing exposes Spain's free speech faultlines
Violent protests over treatment of Pablo Hasél are forcing government to confront laws and the judiciary

Victor Lloret and Julius Purcell

19, Feb, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Clubhouse app: what is it and how do you get an invite to the exclusive audio app?
The exclusive invitation-only social networking app is a hybrid of conference calls, talkback radio and Houseparty

Rafqa Touma

16, Feb, 2021 @9:51 PM

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Freedom of information is a right, but the government is intent on suppressing it | Mary Fitzgerald
From HIV-infected blood to the cladding scandal, the Tories are avoiding democratic scrutiny, says Mary Fitzgerald of openDemocracy

Mary Fitzgerald

13, Feb, 2021 @9:00 PM

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It's taken Donald Trump to show social media giants the meaning of moderation | Jillian C York
Twitter and Facebook need to be more transparent about how they choose who gets censored, says technology author Jillian C York

Jillian C York

11, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The model who made Instagram apologise: Alexandra Cameron's best photograph
‘My first picture of Nyome Nicholas-Williams was removed by Instagram. This one was taken as a celebration after it agreed to change its policy’

Interview by Amy Fleming

10, Feb, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Artists like me are being censored in Germany – because we support Palestinian rights | Brian Eno
A 2019 parliamentary resolution has had a chilling effect on critics of Israeli policy. Now the cultural sector is speaking up, says music producer Brian Eno

Brian Eno

04, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Censor review – disturbing descent into video nastiness
A woman working as a film censor in the 80s is shocked to discover a horror movie that recreates a traumatic incident from her childhood

Peter Bradshaw

29, Jan, 2021 @6:33 AM

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Amazon Prime drama agrees to changes after Hindu nationalist pressure
Director of Tandav agrees to remove scenes deemed to insult Hindu gods and office of Indian prime minister

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

21, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hungary orders LGBT publisher to print disclaimers on children's book
Fairytale anthology Wonderland Is for Everyone must now carry warning that its stories contain ‘behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender roles’

Sian Cain and Reuters

20, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in
In recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. Should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves?

Poppy Noor

17, Jan, 2021 @2:27 PM

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How Trump supporters are radicalised by the far right
A move by extremists to the encrypted Telegram app from Parler makes it harder to track where the next attack could come from

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

17, Jan, 2021 @10:15 AM

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