China escalates its threats to Hong Kong’s free press
China escalates its threats to Hong Kong’s free press

A little over a week ago, China unveiled and immediately implemented a draconian new law cracking down on dissent in Hong Kong. Its first full day in effect—July 1, which marked the twenty-third anniversary of Britain restoring Hong Kong to Chinese control—ought to have been marked by massive pro-democracy protests; thousands of people did take…

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For LGBTQ creators and users, TikTok was space — even if imperfect — to reclaim identity, sexuality. That is now lost
For LGBTQ creators and users, TikTok was space — even if imperfect — to reclaim identity, sexuality. That is now lost

‘TikTok inspired me to come out to my mother. It was thrilling to see so much talent in one place,’ says one queer user What happens when two countries engage in a military standoff at a shared border? In the context of the Galwan Valley clash, one of the consequences is a palpable anti-China sentiment…

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Social Media Bans ‘Highlight the Profound Censorship on Web 2.0’
Social Media Bans ‘Highlight the Profound Censorship on Web 2.0’

The crackdown on alleged hate speech is intensifying as social media platforms either expand their policies or step up enforcement of their terms of service.Reddit banned over 2,000 subreddits as part of a focus on what it deemed hate speech, including The_Donald as well as the subreddit for the leftist podcast Chapo Trap House. Twitch…

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Social Media Bans ‘Highlight the Profound Censorship on Web 2.0’
Social Media Bans ‘Highlight the Profound Censorship on Web 2.0’

Jul 6, 2020 at 20:28 UTCUpdated Jul 6, 2020 at 20:29 UTCSocial Media Bans ‘Highlight the Profound Censorship on Web 2.0’The crackdown on alleged hate speech is intensifying as social media platforms either expand their policies or step up enforcement of their terms of service. Reddit banned over 2,000 subreddits as part of a focus…

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