• Oct 10, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Brazilian politician: “Freedom of expression is guaranteed, but it cannot be anonymous”

Freedom of expression is not doing well in Brazil. A new law approved last Thursday by the Brazilian Congress allows political parties and candidates to force social media companies to remove any content they feel is defamatory or offensive and posted by an anonymous account. Social media companies would need to provide the full name … Continue reading “Brazilian politician: “Freedom of expression is guaranteed, but it cannot be anonymous””

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

South Korea considers blocking Tumblr

Korea has threatened to block Tumblr should the site not cooperate with the South Korean government to censor pornographic content. The Korean government’s position was revealed during a briefing held earlier today in Seoul. The vice chairman of the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC), Heo Wook, said that blocking access to the site in South … Continue reading “South Korea considers blocking Tumblr”

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There are two prongs in the ongoing attack on liberty and freedoms of opinion, assembly, and expression

There are two parallel prongs being executed right now to crack down on liberty in an unprecedented fashion: freedoms of assembly, of expression, of speech, and liberty overall. To realize the importance of what’s happening, we need to see both of these prongs. The first prong is to introduce wide-ranging exceptions to liberty to “extremist” … Continue reading “There are two prongs in the ongoing attack on liberty and freedoms of opinion, assembly, and expression”

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  • Jul 5, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

These 17 countries don’t believe that freedom of expression on the Internet is a basic human right

Freedom of Expression on the Internet is taken for granted by many of us. Around the world, headlines are heralding the fact that the UN has passed a resolution which reaffirms Internet Access as a human right and condemns any country which blocks certain parts of the Internet for any reason. The non-binding resolution reaffirms … Continue reading “These 17 countries don’t believe that freedom of expression on the Internet is a basic human right”

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