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6 districts in Haryana have imposed a ban on social media news platforms using provisions - Section 188 of the IPC, Disaster Management Act 2005 and Epidemic Disease Act, 1957.
@IndianExpress
indianexpress.com/article/india/…
#FreedomOfSpeech #WebsiteBan #Haryana
The reason for the said ban is stated to be “dissemination of unverified and misleading news from such platforms may disturb tranquillity in the society and may adversely affect the mental health of common man during the COVID-19 pandemic".
#Covid_19 #pandemic #FakeNews
These six districts include #Sonipat, #Kaithal, #CharkhiDadri, #Karnal, #Narnaul and #Bhiwani.
The News platforms upon which the Ban has been imposed are based on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, YouTube, Instagram, Public App and LinkedIn.
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#Covid_19
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There has been a shift in the force. I posted @jk_rowling’s new blog post on FB last night along with examples of some of the hateful tweets she’s received. Usually such posts are ignored by my friends, but last night I got a lot of interest, mostly positive. Lots of support 1/
from friends I’ve know all my life & from others I’ve worked with & attended uni with. They liked my posts or commented on their support whereas last week they wouldn’t have acknowledged my posts existed. An old uni friend of mine shared one of my posts to his wall & initially 2/
he also received supportive comments. He works in the theatre as a community arts project director so I was surprised at the number of his fellow luvvies who agree with JK & are disgusted by TRAs harrassement/threats & abuse towards her. It was lovely to see. Then the pile on 3/
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🇩🇪 #GERMANY – More than 2,000 demonstrators opposed in #Munich at the anti-lockdown measures of the #Merkel government. The police have already encircled individual groups.

#Resistance #COVIDー19 #FreedomofExpression
#GERMANY#LIVE from the protest in #Stuttgart against lockdown measures of the #Merkel regime.

#Querdenken711
#Resistance
#COVIDー19

pscp.tv/w/cY6CJjFETEVC…
#GERMANY – Peaceful gathering of anti-lockdown protesters at the #CannstatterWasen.

People demand basic rights as the Merkel government restrict normal life.

#Resistance #coronavirus
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[THREAD] This #WorldPressFreedomDay, a thread acknowledging our brave colleagues in media, #journalism and #satire in southern Africa. 🌍

Our producer @SteveSince91 met a few at a digital activism & internet freedom (un)conference in Lusaka in March. Press Freedom is Democracy ...ImageImage
First up, the amazing Zimbabwean satirist, and host of The Week on @MagambaTV , @ComradeFatsooo. The most passionate giving person who wants to grow the SADC satirical community, he works on cheeky political satire in Zim 🇿🇼 under tough conditions. ImageImage
It was he who first reached out to us on Twitter. He later suggested we join an African satire network he was forming alongside the likes of @KagisoLediga @iampilato @bustoptv @xyzshow and a few other huge satirists, artists & activists! We were honoured to be included! 🤩😎
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Our hugely popular and effective ads pointing out the dangers inherent in the proposed self-ID legislation in Scotland (which has since been shelved for the time being) attracted 104 complaints to the ASA.
We were pleased that the ASA found in our favour. We will always speak the truth and we will not be cowed by those who try to silence us. #FreedomOfExpression #SexNotGender #LGBIssues
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@faemoonxx @RitaPanahi Women are oppressed around the globe PRECISELY because of their biological sex. Because they menstruate/can be impregnated/gestate/give birth & lactate. No man gets pregnant by rape/is forced to give birth/has to have an abortion/has to live in a menstrual hut during a period/ 1/
@faemoonxx @RitaPanahi skips school because they have no sanitary products/suffers FGM as a child/suffers breast ironing as a child to prevent rape/is enslaved for their breast milk/subjected to honour killing/subjected to being stoned to death for being raped [adultery]/ has to be covered head to 2/
@faemoonxx @RitaPanahi toe in public so men can’t look at them/is jailed for life for removing a headscarf in public/is discriminated in the workplace because they can get or are pregnant/is discriminated in the work place because they breast feed/is discriminated in the work place because they 3/
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A few thoughts on the leaked EU Commission's White Paper on a European Approach towards #AI
(thanks to @F_Kaltheuner for pointing it my way)

THREAD 👇
The white paper references the Commission's ongoing activities on #AI. But the main thrust is the analysis of different regulatory options to make good on @vonderleyen pledge to present legislation on #AI within the first 100 days in office.
The big story in the media such as this @POLITICOEurope piece (where you can find a link to the leaked draft) has been the consideration of a temporary ban of facial recognition in public spaces. politico.eu/article/eu-con…
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Frustrating how @TwitterSupport suspends #Iranian dissidents like #HeshmatAlavi while #IranLobby is enjoying the #FreedomOfSpeech, press & safety in #USA using full name, picture & verified @Twitter accounts.
Obviously their families in #Iran are also safe thanks 2 their lobbying
When @jack Dorsey, @ev-an Williams & @biz Stone founded @Twitter in 2006 it began as a toy for online flirtation but during the #IranElection in 2009 it suddenly turned to a serious platform for #Politics representing #FreedomofExpression & #FreedomOfSpeech in #Iran
#FreeAlavi
People in #Iran used anonymous @twitter accounts to tell the world about what is happening in the streets of #Tehran in real time. This is exactly what #HeshmatAlavi was doing especially during #IranProtests in Dec 2017 until his account was suspended.
#FreeAlavi
#WeAreAllHeshmat
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@TheSchommes @daniel_wwf @HelgaTruepel @ackreti @kylotan @Isarjunge1 @Falkvinge @StefanBrindusa @Jamie_Foxworthy @Michael_02895 @condr3t @Desamii @EagyptM @ronin_sam @GercaAG @helienne @IMPALAMusic @Europarl_EN @EUCouncil @EP_Legal @ro2019eu @GabrielMariya @Ansip_EU @AxelVossMdEP @MinistereCC @BundesKultur @CorinaRascanu @SHKMEP @VRoziere @Piratenpartei @Senficon @doctorow @solmecke I lived in Pulheim (next to Cologne🇩🇪) from 2013–2017, but my German is not good enough to understand legalese. I’m using Google translate to help me and it’s long… I’ll finish tomorrow.

How about I’ll begin with a summary of your argument then?

translate.google.com/translate?dept…
@TheSchommes @daniel_wwf @HelgaTruepel @ackreti @kylotan @Isarjunge1 @Falkvinge @StefanBrindusa @Jamie_Foxworthy @Michael_02895 @condr3t @Desamii @EagyptM @ronin_sam @GercaAG @helienne @IMPALAMusic @Europarl_EN @EUCouncil @EP_Legal @ro2019eu @GabrielMariya @Ansip_EU @AxelVossMdEP @MinistereCC @BundesKultur @CorinaRascanu @SHKMEP @VRoziere @Piratenpartei @Senficon @doctorow @solmecke ~~~~~~~~~~
Sorry for the midnight drop!
I’ve been working on the English summary of “Zensurmaschine” yesterday + today and it took me whole evening to catch up with the discussion in the rest of the thread.

@TheSchommes’ abbreviated argument:
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To the #G20Summit in Argentina this week: live up to your responsibilities; put people and their rights first! #G20openletter for a positive, forward-looking digital agenda.

#access #privacy #freedomofspeech #cybersecurity #competition — read more at g20openletter.org
#Privacy & data protection rights: We urge the G20 to adopt, apply and enforce a comprehensive approach to privacy that protects all users’ privacy and personal data, whether citizens or not. People must be given more control and agency over their data.

#G20openletter
#Freedomofexpression: We urge the G20 to promote freedom of expression online by adopting positions and policies that are consistent with maintaining an open internet for everyone.

#G20openletter
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.@CIDH @IACHumanRights thread follows, describing CONTEXT of more human rights abuses violating rights to #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfThePress #FreedomofExpression #PeacefulAssembly & #PoliticalParticipation by the general public in #Nicaragua #StandUp4HumanRights @xiskya @bfraze
.@CIDH
Esta mañana, varías patrullas policiales se apostaron frente a las instalaciones del canal @100noticiasni, donde trabaja el periodista Jaime Arellano, quien informó públicamente a la Policía Nacional sobre la realización de una marcha de protesta este domingo. (2)
.@CIDH
Además, #MESENI recibió denuncias sobre la presencia de patrullas policiales frente a la casa de Juan Sebastián Chamorro, quien informó junto al periodista Jaime Arellano, en una nota presentada a las autoridades, sobre la marcha del próximo domingo en Managua. (3)
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1/ Just watched UN Special Rapporteur @davidakaye present his report on AI and freedom of expression via #UNGA live stream and I’m here to report that in addition to incredible substance it was a real geopolitical thriller. Thread:
@davidakaye 2/ First, the Russian delegate held no punches in reversing the narrative to attack western media as the culprit of disinformation.
@davidakaye 3/ According to Russia, the material we label as “fake news” is actually the “better information” (the interpreter’s words, but telling) that we attempt to hide. Here, you can see the direct alignment between the Russian agenda to destabilize democracy and Trump's media playbook.
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Police arrest suspects for torching AMH newspapers

bit.ly/2CdD37r

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
Vendors selling the NewsDay and Zimbabwe Independent published by Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) were on 11 October 2018 attacked by some youths who went on to burn the newspapers in Harare’s central business district.

bit.ly/2CdD37r

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
Wisdom Mdzungairi- @wisdomdzungairi , @NewsDayZimbabwe editor, confirmed the incident saying 10 people had been arrested in connection with the incident.

bit.ly/2CdD37r

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
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@fojo_int @forfreemedia @IFEX @OSISA @NLinZimbabwe @euinzim @MISARegional @TabaniMoyo @MISA_Swaziland @misazambia @NamMediaTrust An official at the Qatar Embassy in Mbabane temporarily detained two senior Swazi Times journalists on Friday 4 October 2018 in what can only be described as a blatant violation of media freedom rights.

bit.ly/2CdzoGL

#mediafreedom #eSwatini

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@fojo_int @forfreemedia @IFEX @OSISA @NLinZimbabwe @euinzim @MISARegional @TabaniMoyo @MISA_Swaziland @misazambia @NamMediaTrust Senior Times reporter Welcome Dlamini and Business Editor Kwanele Dhladhla visited the Embassy for an interview with the Qatari Acting Ambassador to eSwatini, Yaqoub Yousuf Al Mulla.

bit.ly/2CdzoGL

#mediafreedom #eswatini

@zweli_martin @SwaziTimes
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Member of the Coast Guard gets fired for doing this "racist" symbol!

Who's causing the racism and division?
@USCG @uscoastguard Someones ass should be fired alright. But not the kid doing hand signals! #FreedomofSpeech #freedomOfExpression #YouSuck
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@amishra77 @virsanghvi This was the strategy of the outliers for a long time:
1) Moghuls became Indians and Indians became Kafirs
2) Nehru-Khan-Maino became Gandhi and Indians became fools
3)Muslims became Kashmiris and #KashmiriPandits became refugees

@indiantweeter
@amishra77 @virsanghvi @indiantweeter 4) Bangladeshis became #Bengalis and Bengalis couldn't celebrate #DurgaPuja in soon to be #WestBangladesh
5) Those who are intolerant of #Hindus became #Secular and the real seculars became #Sanghi terrorists
@amishra77 @virsanghvi @indiantweeter 6) The #Maoists and #UrbanNaxals became Intellectuals and the Intellectuals became #Bakhts
7) Terrorists became 'poor-sons-of-headmasters' who killed/beheaded army men and the army became human rights violators who used pellet guns on these peaceful terrorists. @adgpi
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