While the fallout of Tumblr’s new porn ban is continuing, Facebook is also further cracking down on sexuality – even banning discussing it in some cases.
In an effort to presumably get back into the good graces of Apple, Tumblr may have inadvertently made a great case against automatic filtering.
Free speech took a hit in Australia. Despite the opposition, the government passed the increasing of Internet censorship.
Australian lawmakers have moved the expansion on Internet censorship forward. This in spite of a lack of evidence that such an expansion is even needed.
Opposition towards Australia’s Internet censorship plans is growing. Google has said they are opposed to the ramping up of censorship.
Major foreign movie studios are pushing Japan to implement Internet censorship. They are using every talking point in the book to make it happen.
There’s been some movement on the Article 11 and Article 13 file. Italy is now voicing opposition to the directives.
The UK is currently considering anti-terrorism legislation. Provisions in the legislation is raising concerns for online free speech.
In a big victory for digital rights, Canadian regulator, the CRTC, has rejected the Bell coalition proposal to censor the Internet.
The European parliament has dealt a crushing blow to Internet freedom. They passed the copyright laws that would mandate Internet censorship and link taxes.