Tumblr says it fixed the ‘Safe Mode’ glitch that hid innocent posts, including LGBTQ+...

Tumblr this week introduced a “safe mode” for its service, which combines the company’s previously available “safe search” functionality with a new filter that would...

China clamps down on live-streaming services

The Chinese government has cracked down on three of the country’s top live-streaming services over their apparent broadcast of unsuitable political content. Weibo, the Nasdaq-listed microblogging...

Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified...

China’s Weibo restricts overseas users on Tiananmen anniversary

June 4 fell this weekend, which, in China, marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, one of the most infamous dates in the...

Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed “alarming” by child safety charity

The Guardian has published details of Facebook’s content moderation guidelines covering controversial issues such as violence, hate speech and self-harm culled from more than 100 internal training...

Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand that the government has deemed unsuitable

For millions of people, Facebook is the internet — but many of those who rely on the social network for news and views may not be aware...

Signal for Android update ducks censorship, adds stickers and doodles

As mainstream interest in online privacy expands, Signal wants to grow along with it. This week, the app added two features, one a serious response...

Turkey maintains Tor block, flicks social networks offline for 12 hours

In light of the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, Turkey further tightened its already restrictive limits on certain forms of Internet use. The most recent...

Hacker News calls for “political detox,” critics cry censorship

Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls? Hacker News, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out. The...

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Canada ends two-year inquiry, finds Apple didn’t violate anti-competition laws

A 24-month probe finally ended on Friday after Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday said it was unable to gather sufficient evidence to prove...