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The Truth vs. Censorship Trap

2019-11-04 19:29:59| TechNewsWorld

There recently has been a lot of rumbling about Twitter deciding not to take political ads, and Facebook deciding -- and this was stupid -- that it would run political ads even if they were untrue. I'm becoming convinced that Zuckerberg is trying to put Facebook out of business. There are some real differences between the firms. Facebook does far more political advertising than Twitter.

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Social Media, Crafters, Gamers and the Online Censorship Debate

2019-07-12 21:09:30| TechNewsWorld

Ravelry, an online knitting community that has more than 8 million members, last month announced that it would ban forum posts, projects, patterns and even profiles from users who supported President Trump or his administration. "We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy," the administrators of Ravelry posted on the site.

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Reddit: Censorship fears spark criticism of Tencent funding reports

2019-02-11 05:31:50| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Redditors flooded the site with snarky posts after reports of funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent.

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DoJ plans meeting on social media competition, censorship concerns

2018-09-06 09:09:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The US Department of Justice is looking into whether social media platforms "may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms". The announcement was made after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg appeared at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to discuss foreign meddling on social media. 

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Google set to relaunch in China after 8-year censorship exodus

2018-08-02 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Google is preparing to relaunch in China, eight years after it quit the country in response to censorship demands imposed by the government. According to news site The Intercept, Google has drawn up plans to launch a mobile based search engine in China…read more on TotalTele.com »

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