Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Social Media Censorship

CJ Werleman, Byline News, Social media platforms are helping to prevent Kashmiri and Palestinian anguish from reaching a global audience, says CJ Werleman. opinion/analysis Discover More…

Updated: Iran Net Shutdown

Background to the internet shutdown in Iran (ongoing)
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Uighur Research

Darren Byler, Fast Company, For China’s Muslim minority, the internet was a safe haven—until it wasn’t Discover More…

Kashmir Journalism Risks

Al Jazeera,'We risk everything': Reporting Kashmir amid lockdown, harassment Discover More…

Iranian VPN Use

AP/Arab Weekly, Iranians manage to surf the web despite tide of censorship
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Rakhine Rohingya Net Cut

NYT, The Government Cut Their Internet. Will Abuses Now Remain Hidden? Discover More…

Content Removal Issues

Joe Whittaker, Lawfare, How Content Removal Might Help Terrorists (analysis/opinion)
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Indonesia WhatsApp Issues

SCMP, Indonesia’s listening in on private internet chat groups. WhatsApp with that? Discover More…

Iran 'Info control'

Yassine Halila, Arab Weekly, Iran ramps up information control tactics, misinformation


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Sudan Net Blackout

Tomi Oladipo, BBC News, Has an internet blackout killed Sudan's revolution?
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YouTube v Extremists

NYT, YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views Discover More…

Uighurs & social media

Darren Byler, Guardian, China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority, 10 Apr 2019
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Tech Censorship

Ryan Broderick & Ellie Hall, Buzzfeed, Tech Platforms Obliterated ISIS Online. They Could Use The Same Tools On White Nationalism.
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Bangadesh censorship

UCA News, Bangladesh's moral police turn the screw
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IS 'haven'?

Rita Katz, Washington Post, The Islamic State may have a new propaganda haven
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'The fall of Egyptian media'

Al Jazeera, The Listening Post, After spring came winter: The fall of the Egyptian media

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Uighur Intellectuals Persecuted

NYT, China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity
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Sudan Net Censorship

Reuters/Salaam Gateway, Sudan restricts social media access to counter protest movement, 2 Jan 2019
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Iran bans Instagram

Telegraph, Iran bans Instagram - where the president has 2 million followers 
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Facebook Yemen Controversy

Metro, Facebook is censoring images of starving children in Yemen for being ‘sexual content’, 17 Dec 2018
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Indonesia Censorship

AFP/South China Morning Post, Village in conservative region of Muslim-majority Indonesia yanks Wi-fi over porn-surfing pupils
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'The Cleaners' - film

The Inquirer, ‘Cyber cleaners’ in PH: A dirty job, but someone’s got to do it, 18 Nov 2018
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Tajikstan internet

Eurasia.net, Tajikistan: Internet censorship surges amid unrest and tax-break reports Discover More…

Arab Government control of Twitter

albawaba.com, Do Arab Governments Control Arabic-Language Twitter? Discover More…
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