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No Free Speech: “Vietnam jails three more activists in crackdown on Facebook posts”

“Vietnam has jailed three more people for anti-government posts on social media platform Facebook deemed to defame the ruling Communist Party and the government, state media and police said on Thursday, bringing the total imprisoned this month to five…” http://news.trust.org/item/20191128114423-u7iyy

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“Iran blocks internet amid bloody crackdown on nationwide protests”

“Iranian authorities have almost entirely cut off access to the internet in an effort to stem nationwide demonstrations said by some activists to be the most expansive since the 2009 uprising. At least 40 people have been killed, based on … Continue reading

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U.S. Border Crisis: “Surge of Mexican migrants is new challenge for Trump border crackdown”

“A sudden increase in the number of Mexican families and asylum seekers trying to cross into the United States has raised fears of a new border crisis… Mexico surpassed Guatemala and Honduras in August to again become the single-largest source … Continue reading

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“Thousands of guns, grenades mailed to South America are seized in crackdown on Florida ring “

“Thousands of assault-style weapons and explosives shipped through the mail from South Florida to South America were seized this week in a law enforcement crackdown on arms traffickers who rake in millions on the black market while supplying criminal gangs, … Continue reading

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“Big tech faces antitrust crackdown from House Judiciary”

“The House Judiciary Committee announced Monday that it will hold a series of hearings as part of a bipartisan investigation into whether there is enough competition among U.S. technology companies. While no companies were named, any investigation will inevitably touch … Continue reading

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Censorship: “Vietnam intensifies crackdown on online dissent: Amnesty report”

“Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of prisoners of conscience increase by almost a third since last year. Nearly 10% of … Continue reading

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Mass Censorship: “[Australian] PM calls for global internet crackdown in wake of Christchurch attacks”

“Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, one of which was streamed live on Facebook and viewed thousands of times. “It is unacceptable to treat … Continue reading

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