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China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. One week after China was re-crowned the world’s worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet ... Read More »

Saharanpur blocks internet after caste violence

  Authorities in a northern Indian district have blocked mobile internet services and arrested dozens of people after caste violence earlier this week left one person dead, according to police. The latest unrest in the Saharanpur region of Uttar Pradesh state began after members of the Dalit community, formerly known as “the untouchables”, threw stones at the homes of upper ... Read More »