WhatsApp users in China report disruption amid censorship fears

Jul 18, 2017

WhatsApp users in China report disruption amid censorship fears

Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers have reported widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be at least partially blocked by authorities in the world's most populous country. WhatsApp users in China reported Tuesday on other social media platforms ...

In China, censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh-Xi comparisons

Jul 18, 2017

In China, censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh-Xi comparisons

Has Winnie the Pooh done something to anger China's censors? Some mentions of the lovable but dimwitted bear with a weakness for "hunny" have been blocked on Chinese social networks. Authorities did not explain the clampdown, but the self-described "bear of very little brain" has ...

Jul 1, 2017

China bans online videos showing homosexuality, affairs

China issued new regulations on Friday for online video content, directing streaming platforms to eliminate a range of programs in yet another tightening of controls on the Chinese internet. Among the films, dramas and cartoons targeted by the China Netcasting Services Assocation's (CNSA) rules are ...

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 football ...