censorship

Celebs

Justin Bieber’s topless dick grab lives on, while the Game’s #EggplantFriday disappeared very quickly. 

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News

Facebook is responding to allegations that it purposefully censors trending conservative news. READ MORE »


News

Besides enjoying a nice banana, Chinese citizens are also barred from live-streaming themselves wearing stockings or suspenders for similar reasons of “sexual innuendo.” READ MORE »


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Second-wave feminist Julie Bindel and gay conservative men’s rights advocate Milo Yiannopoulos were both banned from speaking at the University of Manchester in a debate titled, “From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?” And no, the irony of banning people from a free speech debate isn’t lostREAD MORE »


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Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has banned PornHub and ten other web sites. The agency claims that it’s protecting children, and that the sites illegally distributed and produced pornography.

This is the same agency that claimed that Facebook’s gay pride emojis might be “gay propaganda” aimed at children. It doesn’t take muchREAD MORE »


Entertainment

Taylor Swift’s official e-commerce store launched in China this week ahead of her 1989 tour touching down in Shanghai in November. Totally fine, totally normal. What is more curious, however, is that all mentions of 1989 have been scrubbed from the site. According to Buzzfeed News, the clothing line launched on H66Style.com, but all instances… READ MORE »


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The ladies, he does not love them. READ MORE »


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The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants. READ MORE »


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Colorado, you ARE high. READ MORE »


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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has issued an apology for abusing his wife Janay. [TIME]
Two more alleged victims have spoken out against Bill Cosby. [Death and Taxes]
Jamie Brewer is inspirational for her achievements, not for her Downs syndrome. [Daily Dot]
Ijeoma Oluo argues that because hipster racism… READ MORE »


News

The U.S. State Department has voiced public support for Charlie Hebdo’s past and future satirical magazine covers, citing the importance of free speech. [RawStory]
French comedian Dieudonné has been arrested for Facebook comments that were perceived to support Charlie Hebdo gunman Amedy Coulibaly, in what some critics see as a censorial move that… READ MORE »


News

If there is one thing cats hate, it’s water. If there’s two things cats hate, it’s water and Internet censorship.

A group called The Pussycat Riot (not affiliated with the band) is using famous Internet cats to draw attention to world leaders who suppress their peoples’ access to information online. It’s a project… READ MORE »


News

“Boobies” isn’t a bad word, especially when it’s being used to promote a breast cancer awareness campaign. A judge in Pennsylvania seems to think so, too, which is why he reversed a Pennsylvania school district’s decision to ban the “I (Heart) Boobies” bracelets. In a 9-5 decision, the court ruled that the “bracelets here are… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

A Wisconsin newspaper just made “The Vagina Monologues” a whole lot dirtier: changing the title to XXXXXXX. The Ashland Daily Press censored the word “vagina” in an ad for the upcoming production of the famous Eve Ensler play.  In the ad the word “vagina” was marked out repeatedly with Xs in order to obscure the word.  The… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Update, 5:15p.m.: Chicago Public Schools have rescinded the order to yank Persepolis from the shelves. This is great news! [Chicago Tribune]

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is one of the best series of graphic novels that I have ever read. I recommend it to everyone. And I read a lot of graphic novels. The… READ MORE »


Style

The British Advertising Standards Authority strikes again! The ad censorship watchdog, responsible for putting the kibosh on everything from scummy American Apparel ads to a photo of an underage Dakota Fanning holding a perfume bottle between her legs for Marc Jacobs, is cracking down on another campaign. Next up on the chopping block is a… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched “Mean Girls” for the first time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with… well, nearly every single line in the movie from having read the internet, although I got a good laugh out of “Four for you Glen Coco,… READ MORE »


Celebs

Last night at her concert in Moscow, Madonna appealed for the release of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band which has been jailed for five months after speaking out publicly against President Vladimir Putin. This video sent chills up and down my arms as Madonna spoke about censorship, democracy and freedom. What an incredible reminder not… READ MORE »


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