Tag Archives: control over internet

War for narrative in Wikipedia

by Craig Murray

“Philip Cross” has not had one single day off from editing Wikipedia in almost five years. “He” has edited every single day from 29 August 2013 to 14 May 2018. Including five Christmas Days. That’s 1,721 consecutive days of editing.

The new face of censorship

by Alan Freeman and Radhika Desai

What is internet censorship?

Internet censorship has arrived like the biblical thief in the night. Many did not see it coming and many even still treat it as a friendly visitor, welcome in the name of suppressing ‘Russian interference’, ‘trolls’ or simply ‘terrorist sympathisers’.

Russia | Blocking of Telegram and legal restrictions on social networks will limit freedom of expression in Russia, says OSCE Representative Désir

VIENNA, 13 April 2018 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir expressed his concern about a court’s decision to block the Telegram messaging and social networking application in the Russian Federation.

“The decision to block Telegram is deeply worrying as it hampers the important role of internet intermediaries in facilitating the exercise of the right to freedom of expression. In recent years, Telegram has also become an important channel for the dissemination of information by various media outlets,” Désir said. “I call on the Russian authorities to reconsider this restrictive measure and to promote a free, independent and diverse communications environment.”

Behind the Facebook data scandal: The drive to censor the Internet

In a week full of major social and political developments, no single topic has occupied the US media outlets more than the scandal surrounding Facebook’s relationship with Cambridge Analytica, the election data company previously associated with former Trump campaign Chairman Steve Bannon.

UK | CP of Britain: We won’t be silenced

The CP of Britain faced with strange reaction of the Facebook administrators on the international solidarity day with Ukrainian left activists. British communists state:

On 10th February, just as members and supporters of the CP were participating in Young Communist League protests against repression in the Ukraine, without warning or reason, Facebook unpublished our page.