Brazil's Senate Speaker Rodrigo Pacheco Tuesday repealed a Law-decree issued last week by President Jair Bolsonaro concerning censorship on social media.
Following a shut down of access to the internet, Cuba's Interior Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that at least one person died and several others were arrested in the outskirts of capital Havana following Sunday's popular uprising in demand of food, medicines, electricity and freedom.
Twitter is imposing tough new rules that restrict candidates from declaring premature victory and tighten its measures against spreading misinformation, calling for political violence, and spreading thoughtless commentary in the days leading up to and following the Nov 3 US election.
Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing U.S. President Donald Trump’s posts as strictly as the rival platform has done.
After a state-run theater in Brazil suddenly dropped his LGBT-themed stage show “Gritos,” Artur Ribeiro began to worry it was curtains for his company under President Jair Bolsonaro. Ribeiro said the Caixa Cultural theater in the capital of Brasilia last week canceled the show, in which he plays a transgender character.
Twitter has restored some of the accounts of Cuban state-run media, journalists and government officials it had blocked on Wednesday, although others like that of Communist Party leader Raul Castro remain suspended.
Six months on from the euphoria that greeted full internet access for mobile phones on the communist-run island, frustrated Cubans complain it is too expensive, too slow and crippled by government censorship.
Staff at Google have called on the search giant to end work on a controversial search engine project for China. Called Dragonfly, the search engine would be a censored version developed with the aid of the Chinese government. In a letter published online 60 employees said the project would only help state surveillance.
Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a censored search engine in China. They said the project raised urgent moral and ethical questions and urged the firm to be more transparent.
In a move that critics say impinges on the legitimacy of democracy, the Brazilian Congress has approved legislation allowing parties and candidates to force social media outlets to censor offensive or critical content by anonymous authors.