Censorship

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Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

06 Sep 2020

Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

In a major move, leading online content providers, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar, have agreed to adopt a 'universal self-regulation' code in India.

Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

26 Jul 2020

Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

China's Alibaba and its billionaire founder Jack Ma have both been summoned by an Indian court over allegations of censoring content and spreading fake news.

China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

08 May 2020

China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China late last year, the nation has been accused of silencing reports on the crisis.

Tencent invests $150mn in Reddit; users fear Chinese censorship

12 Feb 2019

Tencent invests $150mn in Reddit; users fear Chinese censorship

On Monday, Reddit confirmed that it had raised a whopping $300mn in its series D round of funding, with Chinese giants Tencent joining its fray of investors with a $150mn contribution.

Amol Palekar interrupted at NGMA event for speaking against government

10 Feb 2019

Amol Palekar interrupted at NGMA event for speaking against government

Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar was repeatedly interrupted on Friday during his speech against the Ministry of Culture by some members of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Mumbai.

China is blurring men's ears on screen. Here's why

18 Jan 2019

China is blurring men's ears on screen. Here's why

In a bizarre news, it has come to light that authorities in China are blurring men's ears digitally to hide their earrings.

Netflix, Hotstar could soon start censoring content in India

17 Jan 2019

Netflix, Hotstar could soon start censoring content in India

Reportedly, Netflix and local rivals Hotstar are planning to adopt self-regulation guidelines for content streamed on their platforms in India in a bid to prevent potential government censorship.

Facebook censors posts on Kashmir, Gods, and Tricolor in India

15 Jan 2019

Facebook censors posts on Kashmir, Gods, and Tricolor in India

In what comes as a contradiction to Facebook's publicly stated global policy, the social media giant has 20 "locally illegal" markers for India, on the basis of which posts are flagged and proactively removed.