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Facebook, Google Respond to India Censorship Requests Facebook, Google Respond to India Censorship Requests
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Yesterday we brought you news that Indian telecommunications minister Kapil Sibal was planning to meet with representatives of Google, Facebook, and others to ask that they screen content his office deemed objectionable, so that it could not be posted to …

Google, Facebook Asked to Screen User Content in India Google, Facebook Asked to Screen User Content in India
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In a disturbing move, the government of India has apparently reached out to representatives of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo in hopes of preventing certain kinds of material from being posted by users. The New York Times is reporting that …

What’s Facebook Have Against This Effin Town? What’s Facebook Have Against This Effin Town?
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Over the weekend, a story emerged about a woman, and small town in Ireland, and some odd Facebook censorship. Ann Marie Kennedy is incensed that Facebook will not allow her to list her hometown as Effin, Ireland. No, she isn’t …

Google Has Other Ideas Concerning Internet Censorship Google Has Other Ideas Concerning Internet Censorship
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As the buzz around the government’s attempt to govern the content of the Internet increased in volume, a number of tech companies increased their volume concerning their disapproval of how SOPA/PIPA goes about its business. The most notable of the …

NBC Wants Partners To Support SOPA Or Else NBC Wants Partners To Support SOPA Or Else
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Apparently, if you want your content to appear on NBC’s family of networks, you had better be resolute in your support of the PROTECT-IP/SOPA bills that are currently polluting the both branches of the U.S. government. According to an email …

Lieberman Urges Google To Ban Terrorist Content Lieberman Urges Google To Ban Terrorist Content

Following the arrest of Jose Pimentel earlier this month for plotting a bomb attack in New York City, Sen. Joe Lieberman is now calling upon Google to ban all terrorist material. Citing Google’s prior crack-down on terrorist content on YouTube, …

Google, Internet Censorship & Pee Games

Today’s video round-up includes Google’s own look at the evolution of search (as well as where search is headed), some pee-controlled games in London, and Internet censorship in Turkey (among other things). View more daily video round-ups here. Google’s evolution …

SOPA’s Internet Censorship Finds Bipartisan Opposition On Twitter SOPA’s Internet Censorship Finds Bipartisan Opposition On Twitter
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We’ve been following the massive internet backlash to the SOPA (PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE) bill currently being debated in Congress, and it’s coming from all sides. Not only has the internet community rallied against the bill in the form of online petitions and …

SOPA Meets Massive Resistance SOPA Meets Massive Resistance
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The Stop Online Piracy Act, or any of its many variations, something WebProNews has discussed before, is finally meeting a great deal of resistance as various online movements, and the long-awaited push back from entities like Google, Facebook, and Mozilla …

Does Anyone Support SOPA? Does Anyone Support SOPA?
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I mean, besides the AAs of the world (the RIAA, the MPAA)? Granted, the backlash took a little longer to get than some of us would have liked, but it’s here now, and even though the hearings for SOPA have …

A Handy SOPA Infographic A Handy SOPA Infographic
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Do you know why are all the tech companies of note up in arms about the SOPA act? Why have Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Mozilla, among others, banded together to speak out against the SOPA bill that’s currently undergoing hearings …

PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE Act Gets A White House Petition PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE Act Gets A White House Petition
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The E-PARASITEs act (formerly known as the PROTECT-IP act) is still floating around Congress, and the threat of its passing has many internet denizens worried. The bill would essentially require service providers to block access to certain sites, dependent on …

Bill Promises To Censor the Internet Bill Promises To Censor the Internet
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The PROTECT-IP bill is making its way through the halls of the United States government, and besides an unfortunate name change, the bill has been altered by the House of Representatives in such a way, it would essentially allow the …

In The UK, Inciting Riots On Facebook Will Land You Three Years In Jail In The UK, Inciting Riots On Facebook Will Land You Three Years In Jail
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If you remember those riots that consumed many parts of England back in August, you probably remember all of the discussion regarding social media’s influence on their spread. At the height of the outbursts, triggered by social unrest, Prime Minister …

Does This Facebook Page Promote Rape Culture? Does This Facebook Page Promote Rape Culture?
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Social media sites and censorship has been a heavily debated topic here at WebProNews as of late. First, we discussed a particular Twitter hashtag that popped up on the top trends list, #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend. The controversial tag led to some petitioning …

British Prime Minister Discusses Social Media Censorship British Prime Minister Discusses Social Media Censorship
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David Cameron’s country–well, his boss’ country–has been in the grips of some widely-publicized rioting. The story played out over the Internet as the immediacy of modern technology brought us reams of startling images and additional information concerning the chaos. Another …

Do These Vile Facebook Comments Deserve Free Speech Protection? [UPDATED] Do These Vile Facebook Comments Deserve Free Speech Protection? [UPDATED]
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Last week, we asked you whether or not social media sites should censor offensive content. The issue that spawned that debate was the possible removal of certain trending topics by the folks at Twitter. After a certain hashtag (#reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend) gained …

Should Social Media Censor Offensive Content? Should Social Media Censor Offensive Content?
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At what point does content on social media sites become too offensive? Does the social network have an obligation to protect its users from extreme topics of conversation? Or should a social network never pull controversial content, as it is …

Google Transparency Report Gets an Update Google Transparency Report Gets an Update

Google has updated its Transparency Report. This was launched last September, showing the number of government inquiries for information about users and requests for Google to take down or censor content, as well as interactive traffic graphs showing info about …

Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video?
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Mercy for Animals has written a letter to Vimeo trying to get an investigative video exposing animal cruelty at the E6 Cattle Co. reinstated on the site after it was pulled as a violation of Vimeo’s terms of service. If …

YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms
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Last friday, we reported that YouTube had banned a video from the group Mercy for Animals, which featured hidden camera footage of workers for the E6 Cattle company, mistreating calves. The video was indeed quite brutal and disturbing. Mercy for …