Russia Pressures Tech Giants by Intensifying Censorship Campaign

On February 16, a Roskomnadzor official said that companies that do not comply by the end of the month will be penalized. In addition to fines and possible shutdowns or slowdowns, penalties can disrupt ad sales, search engine processing, data collection and payments, according to the law. According to Russian media, Roskomnadzor vice-president Vadim Subbotin …

‘Fight Club’ Ends After Censorship Reactions In China

Some viewers who watched “Fight Club” on a popular Chinese streaming platform last month noticed: severe, dystopian end cutand replaced with a message promoting law and order. Now it’s back to the original final platform – and the pro-government message is gone. The parts still missing from the Chinese version of the 1999 cult classic …

‘Fight Club’ Ends After Censorship Reactions In China

Some viewers who watched “Fight Club” on a popular Chinese streaming platform last month noticed: severe, dystopian end cutand replaced with a message promoting law and order. Now it’s back to the original final platform – and the pro-government message is gone. The parts still missing from the Chinese version of the 1999 cult classic …

‘**where?’: Fans In China Freed From Censorship To Talk About Peng Shuai

Julien Chen was getting ready for bed when he learned that Peng Shuai, one of his favorite Chinese tennis players, was making #MeToo allegations against a powerful Chinese official. A friend told her to check Ms. Peng’s social media account. “There is a ‘giant melon’ in the tennis circle,” the friend wrote, using the Chinese …

‘**where?’: Fans In China Freed From Censorship To Talk About Peng Shuai

Julien Chen was getting ready for bed when he learned that Peng Shuai, one of his favorite Chinese tennis players, was making #MeToo allegations against a powerful Chinese official. A friend told her to check Ms. Peng’s social media account. “There is a ‘giant melon’ in the tennis circle,” the friend wrote, using the Chinese …

‘**where?’: Fans In China Freed From Censorship To Talk About Peng Shuai

Julien Chen was getting ready for bed when he learned that Peng Shuai, one of his favorite Chinese tennis players, was making #MeToo allegations against a powerful Chinese official. A friend told her to check Ms. Peng’s social media account. “There is a ‘giant melon’ in the tennis circle,” the friend wrote, using the Chinese …

‘Simpsons’ Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship Disappears In Hong Kong

HONG KONG — An episode of “The Simpsons,” which mocks the Chinese government’s censorship, appears to have been censored on Disney’s newly launched streaming service in Hong Kong, raising fears about the shrinking space for free expression and criticism in the city. Other episodes of the show are available on Disney+, which is making its …

A ‘Simpsons’ Episode Overturns Chinese Censorship. In Hong Kong, this

HONG KONG — An episode of “The Simpsons,” which mocks the Chinese government’s censorship, appears to have been censored on Disney’s newly launched streaming service in Hong Kong, raising fears about the shrinking space for free expression and criticism in the city. Other episodes of the show are available on Disney+, which is making its …

Russia Strengthens Internet Censorship Powers

Russia’s most daring moves to censor the internet began in the most mundane of ways, with a series of bureaucratic emails and forms. In the messages sent by Russia’s powerful internet regulator, technical details such as traffic numbers, equipment specifications and connection speeds were requested from companies providing internet and telecommunications services across the country. …

Texas Bans Political ‘Censorship’ of Social Media Companies

The Texas governor on Thursday signed a bill banning social media platforms from removing posts because of political views expressed in them. a similar law NS blocked by a judge in Florida. Under the new rules, major platforms such as Facebook and Twitter cannot remove, play or otherwise moderate content or ban a user outright …

William G. Clotworthy, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Censorship, Dies at 95

William G. Clotworthy, the in-house censor of “Saturday Night Live” from 1979 to 1990, decided whether Eddie Murphy could say “bastard”, whether Joe Piscopo could make fart jokes, and whether drunk Romans could vomit on TV. At a nursing home in Salt Lake City on August 19. He was 95 years old. His son Robert …