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A woman checks the Facebook Inc. site on her smartphone | Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg

Facebook, Twitter, Google could just quit Hong Kong after showdown with China

Hours after Hong Kong announced new powers to police the internet Monday, Big Tech firms suspended requests for data from the government.
The Facebook Inc. application | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Facebook, Google, Twitter threaten to suspend services in Pakistan over new censorship rules

Pakistan’s government passed new rules regulating social media last month, and mandated that companies will have to share data with agencies when asked.
Screengrab from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight show on Modi | HBO | YoutTube

Hotstar blocked John Oliver show even before Modi govt could ask. It’s a dangerous new trend

All the world’s an outrage. So, even before anything happened or Modi government protested, Hotstar pre-emptively removed Last Week Tonight episode on the PM.
The Indian censor board has made headlines often for its unusual decisions

Censor Board wants Bangladesh reference ‘cut or replaced’ from pro-CAA ad film

Producer and director of the four ad films, Sanghamitra Choudhury said she feels 'helpless' due to the delay caused by the objections, and might consult her lawyers.
File photo | Sanjay Gandhi | Commons

Emergency-era censorship affected films so badly that even a spot of blood was cut out

Kishore Kumar's songs were taken off AIR. Stars such as Dev Anand were harassed. Even Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray were given advice on film-making.
Google Inc. logo | Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Google employees claim they are being censored at work

Google says its new community guidelines are an effort to curb increased incivility at work.
Actor Shweta Tripathi at ThePrint's Democracy Wall event at Hyderabad’s NALSAR University | ThePrint

As an artiste, I would never support censorship: Actor Shweta Tripathi

At ThePrint’s Democracy Wall, Shweta Tripathi gets candid about age-related discrimination, celebs’ political opinions, web series trend and more.
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India makes most requests for net censorship, more than even Russia & Pakistan, says study

India also topped the individual list for requests made to Facebook, 70,815, which is 91 per cent of the total appeals forwarded by the country.
Chinese movie business

China is stifling its own movie business

China, the world’s second largest cinema-market, battles tough govt censorship, while a clamp down on tax evasion is spooking investors.
Pak PM Imran Khan

It’s not just people, in Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan interviews go missing too

Creeping fascism is what defines Naya Pakistan. What doesn’t please the ear, won’t be heard.

On Camera

File image of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot | Photo: Facebook

Sachin Pilot’s anger is misplaced. Ashok Gehlot isn’t the enemy, Congress culture is

Pilot should have quit the Congress long ago because there is no real future for young, capable leaders as long as the Gandhi family feels threatened by them.
Barrier tapes is wrapped around tables and chairs at a food court during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Singapore. | Bloomberg

Singapore slumps into a recession as its GDP plunges by a record 41.2%

Singapore is one of the first countries to report quarterly GDP data, and the figures show it’s taking a bigger hit than many others in Asia.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China corps commanders talks today to focus on Pangong, to be toughest round yet

India and China have serious differences at Pangong and Depsang Plains, even though they have moved ahead with disengagement at other points of conflict along LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.