Trump team limits press briefings' time and subjects

/ | Jun 21, 2017

Trump team limits press briefings' time and subjects

U.S. President Donald Trump’s White House is putting the “brief” in press briefings. Sean Spicer, the embattled press secretary, spoke for 30 minutes Tuesday and didn’t answer a number of basic questions, including whether the president believes Russia interfered in the 2016 election and ...

Asian-American band win top court consent for racially charged name

Jun 20, 2017

Asian-American band win top court consent for racially charged name

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed an Asian-American band to trademark its name The Slants, which had been rejected because it was deemed a racial slur. The ruling is expected to benefit other organizations whose monikers have caused controversy, notably the Washington Redskins ...

Jun 8, 2017

China closes 60 celebrity gossip social media accounts

China’s cyberspace authorities have ordered internet companies to close 60 popular celebrity gossip social media accounts in the latest in a series of crackdowns on independent media. Website operators from some of China’s biggest internet companies including Tencent and Baidu were told in a ...

May 3, 2017

China tightens rules for online news providers

China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country’s push to tighten its policing of the web. The ruling party oversees a vast apparatus designed to censor online content deemed politically sensitive, maintaining ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave ...