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‘Disgusting’: GOP senator faces resignation calls after substituting Dem’s name into graphic book scene

'Pure aggression to read a rape scene out loud...'

On Mar 19, 2024 by Katherine Huggins

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Could Ian Miles Cheong’s pro-Israel tweets land him in a Malaysian jail?

The police might come knocking.

On Feb 13, 2024 by Marlon Ettinger

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Vivek Ramaswamy accuses YouTube of using ‘censorship to rig an election’ after influencer he did interview with gets ban

It's unclear what prompted the ban.

On Jan 10, 2024 by Katherine Huggins

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Elon Musk railed against shadow bans—now he’s using them on his critics

Musk is a self-appointed free speech crusader. Sometimes.

On Nov 13, 2023 by Steven Monacelli

Some subreddits are banning Joe Rogan fans

Anime subreddits are banning Joe Rogan fans for being fans of Joe Rogan

People say they've been banned for participating in a subreddit known for 'hateful leanings.'

On Nov 6, 2023 by Katherine Huggins

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‘The podcast Facebook doesn’t want you to hear’: Facebook blocks people from sharing podcasts discussing Israel-Palestine war

The filter only lifted when the podcaster changed the keywords in the description

On Oct 20, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

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How fanfiction complicates rules about ownership, social norms

While fanfiction is more accepted than it once was, the practice remains controversial.

On Oct 8, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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Florence Pugh’s ‘Oppenheimer’ nude scene censored with CGI dress in certain countries

The censorship was necessary to secure a release in India and the Middle East.

On Jul 25, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Wooden judge gavel lies on many paper logos of popular social network

Biden administration barred from contacting social media companies over content

The judge accused the U.S. government of acting like 'an Orwellian Ministry of Truth.'

On Jul 5, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

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‘First Twitter fueled bank run’: Democrat floats censoring social media posts in wake of Silicon Valley Bank collapse

Sen. Mark Kelly was concerned that foreign actors could threaten the financial system.

On Mar 14, 2023 by Claire Goforth

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The ‘sex scenes are bad’ discourse has gone off the rails

The solution here is to turn off the program and find something else to watch, not enact restrictions. 

On Feb 18, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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Allegations of sexual misconduct against Andrew Callaghan, All Gas No Brakes creator, are disappearing from his subreddit

At least 2 posts have been removed from Channel5ive.

On Jan 11, 2023 by Claire Goforth

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‘They are deleting our images’: Chinese protesters detail digital censorship, VPN struggles as fight over COVID lockdowns grows

A number of protesters spoke to the Daily Dot about their fight against the state.

On Dec 2, 2022 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

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‘More of the same’: Elon Musk met with civil rights leaders about hate speech on Twitter—which infuriated the far-right

They want Twitter to be like 4chan and they want it now.

On Nov 2, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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Unfair Instagram moderation of women’s bodies highlighted in a new exhibit

It aims to platform the deplatformed.

On Jul 19, 2022 by Viola Stefanello