Censorship

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Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore

‘Stay firmly with the national government’ Many within India’s news firmament have embraced Mr. Modi, sensing how much the popular mood has

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Amazon Bans, Then Reinstates, Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon quietly banned Adolf Hitler’s manifesto “Mein Kampf” late last week, part of its accelerating efforts to remove Nazi and other hate-filled material from its bookstore, before quickly reversing itself. The retailer, which controls the majority of

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‘This Is a New Phase’: Europe Shifts Tactics to Limit Tech’s Power

The momentum in the United States is set to grow. The Justice Department is expected to announce an antitrust case against Google in the coming weeks. The Federal Trade Commission and state

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Don’t Ban TikTok. Make an Example of It.

For a while, it seemed that TikTok might dodge the techlash. After all, what could be problematic about a short-form video app featuring a bunch of teenagers and 20-somethings doing choreographed dances,

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Barr Urges U.S. Companies to Resist Serving as ‘Pawns’ for China

WASHINGTON — Accusing American firms of engaging in “corporate appeasement” of the Chinese Communist Party, Attorney General William P. Barr called on the private sector on Thursday to get tougher in resisting

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Hong Kong Security Law Sets Stage for Global Internet Fight

Individuals, as well, have taken to self-censoring. Many have taken down posts, removed “likes” for some pro-democracy pages and even deleted accounts on platforms like Twitter, according to activists. Fears that WhatsApp

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New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say

WASHINGTON — When Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker and ally of Stephen K. Bannon, recently fired the heads of four U.S. government-funded news outlets, many became alarmed that he would turn the

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Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

SAN FRANCISCO — Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Trump as part of an overhaul of its hate

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Now You Can Opt Out of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook

Other social media companies have taken a far harder line on political ads. Last year, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, said Twitter would ban all political ads because they presented challenges to

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