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News Saturday 30th May...

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US News
Updated: A Twitter spat
Donald Trump threatens social media with the removal of Section 230 protections

News Friday 29th May...

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US News
Political cleansing
Donald Trumps election team tried to take down a cartoon mocking the president's bleach suggestion


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World Censorship

News of censors, censorship and press freedom from around the world.

News Wednesday 27th May...

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Asia Pacific
Belfast stands alone against Chinese heavy artillery
China pressured Belfast council to censor photo referencing iconic protest photo at Tiananmen Square
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Asia Pacific
Ofcom fires some pepper pellets
TV censor finds that Chinese propaganda news channel CGTN broadcast biased news about Hong Kong protests
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Middle East
A post pandemic landscape
The Last of Us Part 2 video game seemingly banned in UAE and Saudi Arabia

News Tuesday 26th May...

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Asia Pacific
Live censorship
New Zealand government introduces a bill to empower the country's chief censor to take emergency decisions to ban content pending a full consideration later

News Sunday 24th May...

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US News
A shot of bleach in the arm of social media
Trump plans to set up a panel to counter social media bias in generally censoring right wing opinions

News Friday 22nd May...

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West Europe
An irresponsible judgement about GDPR or an accurate judgement based on an irresponsible law
Court tells grandma that she should have registered as a data controller and produced a risk assessment document before posting a picture of her grandchildren on social media

News Thursday 21st May...

South Asia
Legal Battleground
In a censorship battle royale, Pakistan's high court has ordered the internet censors to decide if the PlayerUnknown's Battleground should be banned

News Wednesday 20th May...

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East Europe
Troublesome truths
Russia attempts to get Google to censors coronavirus news that it does not like

News Tuesday 19th May...

Kazik Your Pain is Better than Mine video
West Europe
Criticism buried
Polish radio station censors song that is critical of the country's government

News Sunday 17th May...

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US News
Mounting hostility
China threatens sanctions against US lawmakers who promote laws to sue China for losses incurred over coronavirus

News Thursday 14th May...

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West Europe
Censorship at a moment's notice
France lawmakers pass an extreme censorship law that will result in even more of the internet being hosted and controlled by US internet giants
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US News
Snoop on
Senate bill to restrict snooping of people's browsing history fails by one vote







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Middle East

South Asia

Asia Pacific


 Australia   Film Classification Board
 China   State Administration of Radio, Film and Television
 Germany   Video & Game Censorship
 Hong Kong   Home of Category III
 India   CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
 Ireland   IFCO Irish Film Classification Office
 Italy   Film Censorship Committee
 Japan   Eiga Rinri Iinkai Film Classification & Rating Committee
 Malta   Board of Film and Stage Classification
 NewZealand   OFLC Office of Film & Literature Classification
 Pakistan   CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
 Singapore   MDA Media Development Authority
 SouthAfrica   FPB Film and Publications Board
 Thailand   Ministry of Culture
 UAE   NMC National Media Council
 USA   ESRB Entertainment Software Ratings Board
 USA   MPAA  Motion Picture Association of America

 World Press Censorship   2014 Discontinued
 World Film Censorship   2008 Discontinued
 World Campaigns   Campaigns and Petitions
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