Trump administration seeks to muzzle agencies on environment

/ Jan 25, 2017

Trump administration seeks to muzzle agencies on environment

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has moved to curb the flow of information from government agencies involved in environmental issues, actions apparently designed to silence dissenting views. Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of ...

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

/ Nov 23, 2016

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, ...

China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Nov 19, 2016

China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Chinese websites are censoring the nickname “Kim Fatty the Third,” widely used to disparage North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after officials from his country reportedly conveyed their displeasure in a meeting with their Chinese counterparts. Searches for the Chinese words “Jin San Pang” ...

Aug 2, 2016

China proposes tightening grip on NGOs

China is proposing a further tightening of regulations on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including demanding that they publicize specific information like funding and membership or face being banned. Western governments and rights groups have lambasted a law passed in April aimed at foreign NGOs, saying ...