The Trump administration is quietly dismantling the Open Technology Fund, the tiny but impactful agency that seeded projects like Signal, Tails OS and WireGuard—vital to activists and journalists in places like China and Iran
"We take your concerns seriously and to heart," the letter from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to scientists funded by their initiative said.
"Trump's rhetoric, steeped in the history of American racism, targeted people whom Facebook would not allow to repeat his words back to him," read an open letter penned by former staffers.
Sometimes, the unintended consequences are the best ones.
"We will not support a platform that incites violence, racism, and lies," tweeted Talkspace CEO Oren Frank on Monday.
Coronavirus has underscored how Big Tech imbues our lives—and it isn't all pretty.
Reporters Without Borders claimed that Beijing's tight control of national media meant that the international community did not appreciate how serious the COVID-19 outbreak was until it was too late.
Terms critical of China's government, information tied to the spread of the disease and references to the handling of the situation have been included in a keyword blacklist.
If social networks were to comply with Pelosi's authoritarianism, they would be ushering in the death of media as we know it.
Social media posts about the death of Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani have been censored or deleted by Instagram, according to the International Federation of Journalists.
Fox News host Jesse Watters called the removal of President Donald Trump from a Canadian television version of 'Home Alone 2' a "liberal edit."
Iran is just the latest government to shut off its internet in a hope to shut down its problems.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explained the network's decision to pull an episode of 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' in Saudi Arabia, saying Netflix is "not in the news business."
Passengers claim Delta Airlines have edited out references to homosexuality from the version of Elton John biopic "Rocketman" shown on their flights. It's one of several similar claims.
The social media giant complied with more take-down requests from Indian officials than any other country, a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists showed.
In a series of tweets, Senator Elizabeth Warren called Facebook "unprepared" for the 2020 election.
Denise Ho said China's aggressive approach to freedom of expression is only making its reputation worse and its situation more difficult.
"Given that Liberty's violations are public and longstanding, we are left to conclude that the Department's failure to act is deliberate and that it is only interested in enforcing free speech policies against institutions it deems unfriendly," Reps. Levin and Raskin wrote in a letter.
After Marcelo Crivela ordered copies of "Avengers: Children's Crusade" banned because of a gay kiss, Brazil's largest newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo, put the smooch on its front page.
Zarif shared the YouTube link on Instagram, which is also on Iran's banned website list alongside Twitter, Facebook and Telegram.
True liberty means press liberty. Colleges must let the students report the news. Or else.
Claims by President Donald Trump, Live Action's Lila Rose and others of rampant anti-conservative censorship may drive fundraising campaigns, but the hard evidence tells a different story.
Where I had reason to believe a sensitive example could lead to a book being banned, I authorized replacing it.
The author replaced criticism of Putin with attacks on President Donald Trump and softened his description of Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
Fox News took on the social ramifications of Instagram hiding 'likes' in several countries, with a pair of live audience members fearing the move is "too politically correct" and "another way" to censor conservatives.
By holding this summit, President Donald Trump has legitimized citizen journalists and given a voice to groups experiencing censorship at the hands of the Big Tech companies that control the new media platforms.
Paul Dorr, who burned four LGBT children's books he got from the library, claims his actions were protected by the First Amendment. A judge disagreed.
"I strongly disagree with your view that pursuing policies that embrace multicultural and sexual diversity are obsolete in our societies," Elton John, 72, wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin.