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March 13, 2018

Twitter fury over UK MPsโ€™ calls to ban Russian broadcaster

Many people have taken to Twitter to hit out at suggestions that British broadcast watchdog Ofcom should take away the licence of RT (Russia Today). Tweets from prominent commentators and...

Huge increase in Russia's 'censorship' of Twitter content

Twitter has released its latest transparency report which shows that the number of the Kremlin's requests to take down content grew more than 25-fold in the second half of 2015, compared to reports from previous periods.According to Twitter, ...

'Russia's anti-gay law could ban holding hands in public'

In a bid to defend what they say are traditional values, lawmakers in Russia will consider the country's most aggressive anti-gay legislation in recent memory this week: a ban on public displays of affection among gays that could punish ...

'Authorities in denial about racism in Russian football'

Russian football officials need to do more to combat racism and have so far failed to fully grasp what it means, according to a United Nations official.Racism in the 2018 World Cup host nation was thrown back into the spotlight on Wednesday when the Russi ...

Countries pick sides in global fight for the internet

In recent months, countries have rushed to sign cybersecurity pacts that not only secure cyberspace allies, but also promote their vision of the global Internet. The world is choosing sides in a fight over what the Internet will look like in the year ...

Bloggers in Russia forced to register with the state

Russian President Vladimir Putin is tightening his grip on the internet one new restriction at a time.The latest regulation is a law he signed on Monday that will require popular online bloggers to register with the government by August 1. It also classif ...

'Voting at gunpoint' - Jaw-dropping media bias on Crimea

Prior to the March 16 referendum, the BBC website reported:"Crimeans will vote on whether they want their autonomous republic to break away from Ukraine and join Russia."The title of the news report indicated the focus: "Is Crimea's ref ...

Athletes should 'use podium to protest at Putin's olympics'

In a candid reply to gay UK celebrity Stephen Fry on Twitter this week, Prime Minister David Cameron declared that Britain would not be boycotting the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. This clarification followed the deep concern which has been shown about ...

America's squalid history of meddling in foreign elections

Research clearly shows that the US has a long history of interfering in the elections of other countries, reports Richard Lance Keeble.While a major controversy over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections currently gri ...