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A Princeton professor warned students not to take his class while in China amid the country’s tightening grip on dissent

Rory Truex, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, told students not to take his course on Chinese politics if they currently reside in China. Truex told the Daily Princetonian the course covers subjects the Chinese government may consider sensitive and could endanger students. American academics […]
A Princeton professor warned students not to take his class while in China amid the country’s tightening grip on dissent
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Trump said he wanted to shut down Twitter moments after signing an executive order emphasising his ‘commitment to free and open debate on the internet’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would shut down Twitter if his lawyers could find a way to do it. The president’s comments came as he signed an executive order seeking to crack down on Twitter and other social-media companies over allegations of censorship and bias against conservatives. After […]
Trump said he wanted to shut down Twitter moments after signing an executive order emphasising his ‘commitment to free and open debate on the internet’
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Facebook’s $130 million ‘Supreme Court’ will be able to overrule even Mark Zuckerberg. It just got its first director in Thomas Hughes, a longtime advocate for freedom of information and expression.

In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: To create an independent oversight board that could overrule Facebook’s content moderation guidelines, and even Zuckerberg himself. The board is independent from Facebook, but Facebook is funding the board’s operations to the tune of $US130 million. If users believe […]
Facebook’s $130 million ‘Supreme Court’ will be able to overrule even Mark Zuckerberg. It just got its first director in Thomas Hughes, a longtime advocate for freedom of information and expression.
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Lawmakers slammed the NBA after it failed to defend Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey from Chinese outrage when he backed the Hong Kong protests

Several prominent US lawmakers have criticised the NBA for distancing itself from the Houston Rockets’ general manager, Daryl Morey, after he expressed support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters. Morey faced a furious backlash from Chinese sponsors and NBA viewers over the tweet, which he deleted, and was forced into an […]
Lawmakers slammed the NBA after it failed to defend Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey from Chinese outrage when he backed the Hong Kong protests
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has the right to block critics on social media — a court ruling against Trump suggests she might not

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at the centre of a legal firestorm surrounding her decision to block several individuals and organisations who have criticised her or engaged in “ongoing harassment” from following her personal Twitter account. Ocasio-Cortez has been accused of violating the First Amendment right to free speech because […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has the right to block critics on social media — a court ruling against Trump suggests she might not