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Donald Trump files sweeping, nonsensical lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google

July 7, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has filed proposed class action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google subsidiary YouTube as well as CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai. The lawsuits come six months after Trump was permanently or temporarily suspended from all three platforms...

IT Rules Flout Intl Human Rights Norms, Says UN Experts; 'Misplaced Concern,' Says India

June 20, 2021

Special Rapporteurs from the United Nations have written to India noting that the government’s new IT Rules go against international human rights norms in their current form. India’s response contends that such concerns are “misplaced” and that the country’s democratic structure remains unaffected...

Twitter censored tweets critical of India’s handling of the pandemic at its government’s request

April 24, 2021

Twitter has removed more than 50 tweets critical of the Indian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and did so at the request of the Indian government. First reported by Indian news site MediaNama, the Indian government sent Twitter an emergency order on Friday to censor 52 tweets...

Israeli Supreme Court green lights Israel's 'Cyber Unit' that works with social media giants to censor user content

April 12, 2021

Court authorizes Cyber Unit to continue operating in the shadows, conducting quasi-judicial censorship without allowing social media users to defend their rights or even to know that the state has been involved in removing their online content. Read more.