Censorship in China: The Government Wants the Best of Both Worlds

Censorship in China: The Government Wants the Best of Both Worlds

By: Sarah Payne Faris.

Famous for its Internet censorship, the government touts it’s respect for constitutional provisions of speech.  Although the government appears to perceive the Internet as a fount of wisdom, it attempts to shield citizens from using it to its full potential.  The nation’s recent crackdown on social media site Weibo appears to illustrate what appears to be contradictory, but is supported by the country’s Constitution. 

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Will the United States’ Relinquished Control of ICANN Lead to Problems with Internet Functionality and Free Speech?

Will the United States’ Relinquished Control of ICANN Lead to Problems with Internet Functionality and Free Speech?

By Brad Borne.

In the mid-1990s, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was entrusted to manage the internet's Domain Name System (DNS). ICANN is a California corporation and governed by California law. Today's post discusses international regulation issues, when the regulatory body is a U.S. corporation.

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