Post Tagged with: "censorship"

Why Facebook’s Ban on Boobs but Big Up for Beheading Sucks!

November 23, 2013 12:01 pm0 comments
Why Facebook’s Ban on Boobs but Big Up for Beheading Sucks!

Heads or tails? Either, according to Facebook, just as long as it’s not tits. On Monday 21st October, and so just in time for Halloween, Facebook decided to lift its ban on beheading (well, images and footage of people being beheaded) but not its ban on exposed breasts. Cue: footage […]

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Is censorship the most effective response to ignorance?

January 18, 2013 12:00 pm0 comments
Is censorship the most effective response to ignorance?

On Monday, The Observer published an opinion piece by the notoriously controversial writer Julie Burchill. In it, Burchill engages in an extended rant defending her friend and fellow writer, Suzanne Moore, who was forced to leave Twitter last week, following widespread abuse regarding comments she had made in an article […]

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Interview With Mr Lin Junqiang of the Chinese Central Government

July 18, 2012 6:13 pm0 comments
Interview With Mr Lin Junqiang of the Chinese Central Government

As the online commerce market in China is rapidly expanding, businesses and consumers are demanding an update of the country’s complex regulatory framework. A range of decrees, regulations and provincial frameworks are currently in place, regulating issues such as domain names, internet surveillance and monitoring, electronic signatures, telecommunications, online content […]

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The Problem of Porn

July 4, 2012 3:18 pm0 comments
The Problem of Porn

In the coming weeks and months, the government will begin to look into the different options it has in relation to the regulation of internet pornography. This move comes after pressure from some national news publications and activist groups to adopt an ‘opt-in’ system whereby internet customers who wish to […]

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New laws needed as “China cannot keep up with technology”

July 2, 2012 8:00 pm0 comments
New laws needed as “China cannot keep up with technology”

SHANGHAI – The complex legal framework that regulates e-commerce activities in China will not be updated “for another five years”, according to Lin Junqiang, Deputy Director of the Information Centre at the Industry and Commerce Ministry in Beijing, who spoke exclusively to Michiel Willems in Shanghai. Junqiang stressed new laws […]

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