This week, Internet Monitor examines the 2nd World Internet Conference; a controversial parody website; a recent agreement between Google, Twitter, and Facebook on how to handle hate speech in Germany; lèse majesté in Thailand; and the Internet Tax Freedom Act.
Internet Monitor, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is delighted to announce the publication of “Openness and Restraint: Structure, Discourse, and Contention in Saudi Twitter,” the eighth in a series of special reports that focus on key events and new developments in Internet freedom.
This Thanksgiving, Internet Monitor checks out the latest Facebook hoax, Anonymous' efforts to combat ISIS online, Internet filtering by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, and an Austrian lawsuit against Facebook.
I log into the Internet Monitor's Dashboard, load my Wikipedia Edits widget for "French Wikipedia," and suddenly, in real-time, I see a ticker of page names: Taikyoky ken, Les Sorcières d'Halloween 2, Machin (groupe), Coupe de Tunisie de football 2015-2016, Vars (Hautes-Alpes), Burdigala Production, L'Île mystérieuse, Land Rover Defender, Richard Ballarian. In this moment, I hesitate and chuckle to myself. Is this real?
This week, Internet Monitor reviews the (brief) return of Facebook to China, Wael Ghonim's case in the Egyptian courts, Facebook's evolving "Safety Check" feature, Turkey's Reddit woes, and the arrival of a new emoji for Diwali.
This week, Internet Monitor gives updates on a Berkman Center report on Internet Bills of Rights, a review of Turkish Internet laws by the European Commission, a Hungarian woman's mishap on Facebook, and ISIS' recent roundup of Iraqi Facebook users.