WorldViews: Web censorship


Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/13/2012

North Koreans not likely to see Internet ridicule of failed rocket launch

But it’s highly unlikely most North Koreans will be allowed to see those jokes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, missile launch, Web censorship

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Chinese Web site has not recovered from Anonymous hack

A message from Anonymous told Chinese citizens to “never, ever give up” in challenging their government.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:39 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Anonymous, web censorship

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012

China’s censors delete thousands of messages online — by hand

A Carnegie Mellon University research team analyzed tens of millions of posts on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter to determine the blacklist.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, web censorship, Weibo

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/02/2012

In China, Denmark, glitches in Web censorship confuse users

In China, Web censors accidentally opened up Internet access to many sites. In Denmark, they accidentally denied it.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Denmark, web censorship

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Google+ shows its worth in China as netizens flood Obama’s page

Chinese netizens flooded President Obama’s reelection page after government censors loosened controls over Google+.

By Keith Richburg  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Google+, President Obama, web censorship

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Pakistan places ad calling for bids for national Internet filtering and blocking system

The ad, posted by the Ministry of Information Technology in Pakistani newspapers, urges “filtering and blocking” of Web content.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Internet, firewall, web censorship

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Iranians using proxy servers 10 times more than they were last year

Despite the partial Internet blackout in Iran, there is some evidence that people are still finding their way online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Internet, web censorship

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Iran gets back e-mail access, but other sites remain blacked out ahead of protest

E-mail access is back up, but other sites remain down ahead of a planned protest Feb. 14.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, internet, web censorship

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Iran begins blocking access to Gmail, other sites

The Post’s Thomas Erdbrink reports what it’s like to not be able to access Web sites in Iran.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, web censorship, Google, National Internet

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/02/2012

South Korean indicted for re-tweeting North Korean messages

Park Jeong-geun says he re-posted messages to lampoon their government.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, South Korea, North Korea, web censorship

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/30/2012

China, Thailand support censorship of Twitter

Twitter will now censor tweets in some nations where the content might break laws.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Web censorship, China, Thailand

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Belarus has outlawed browsing foreign Web sites

Belarus has made browsing foreign Web sites a misdemeanor, the Library of Congress reports.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Belarus, web censorship

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Italian Wikipedia shut down in protest of proposed ‘Wiretapping Act’

In protest of a bill proposed to Parliament that would allow widespread censorship, the entire Italian Wikipedia website has voluntarily taken itself down.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Wikipedia, Italy, web censorship