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INTERNET CENSORSHIP

Iran cuts off internet access in several cities as mass protests continue

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Several reports indicate that telecoms providers in Iran have begun blocking internet access across several cities in the country as mass protests erupted for the third day in a row. Among the telecoms company was Hamrahe Aval, the primary Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MTCI or MCI) as social media continues to play a pivotal role in documenting mass protests and subsequent brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in the country. READ MORE: Three killed in shooting by ...

U.S. comedienne angry with Instagram for yanking her topless photo

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The photo was a replica of Russian President Valdimir Putin’s infamous horseback topless pose

Iran moves to ease Internet censorship via ‘smart filtering’

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Censorship has eased somewhat since Hassan Rouhani was elected last year

Politics, porn and iPlayer: Why Arab VPN use is on the rise

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Internet users in the Middle East are increasingly turning to virtual private networks as a way of sidestepping censorship

Turkey blocks YouTube over leaked audio recording

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Prime Minister Erdogan confirmed the blocking of YouTube and said the audio leak was ‘shameful’

Media: Sudan seeks to block ‘negative’ websites

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sudanese officials plan to step up efforts to censor websites in a country already labeled an 'enemy of the Internet'

More tweets from Turkey than before Twitter ban, U.S. says

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The United Nations joins the U.S. in condemning Prime Minister Erdogan’s controversial block on Twitter

Twitter blocked in Turkey after Erdogan’s threat

Friday, 21 March 2014

Twitter was blocked after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to ‘wipe out’ the social network

Saudi govt. agencies struggling to fight porn on social media

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Blocking porn on sites like Twitter and Instagram is proving tricky, experts say

Official: Iran cannot block Facebook forever

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Iran’s minister of culture admits that Tehran has ‘restricted’ Facebook for four million Iranians

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