GDPR, One Year On: 42% of US News Sites Block Visitors From EU

GDPR, One Year On: 42% of US News Sites Block Visitors From EU

We tested over 500 US news sites and discovered that, a year on from the introduction of the GDPR, 42% block out users in Europe entirely

Alex Brammer
By Alex Brammer
Two Indonesian police officers in Jakarta

Indonesia Blocks Social Media Following Election Unrest

Data released by NetBlocks shows that WhatsApp and Facebook servers were blocked in the country earlier today

Rebecca Duff
By Rebecca Duff
Bangladesh Parliament

Bangladesh Government Blocks Popular National News Website

The authorities have not yet given an official reason for the blocking

Charlotte Darrell
By Charlotte Darrell
People voting in Kashmir general election amid internet shutdowns

In Parts of India, Internet Shutdowns Are a Fact of Life

Fears of a censored internet are rising, as the government cites fake news and unlawful content in blocking internet access.

Megha Bahree
By Megha Bahree
RAB Elite police officer

Bangladesh Arrests High-Profile Figures Over Social Media Posts

Police in Bangladesh have arrested writers, artists and lawyers on vague grounds under its controversial new free speech laws

Alex Brammer
By Alex Brammer
State Legislature Building in Karnataka

Indian State of Karnataka Considering Laws to “Control” the Media

The government wants to prevent “irresponsible reporting”

Charlotte Darrell
By Charlotte Darrell
Basketball going through a basketball hoop

Turkish Broadcaster Blocks NBA Games Featuring Critic of President Erdoğan

Turkish network S Sport has blocked broadcast of all games featuring basketball player Enes Kanter since his indictment by a Turkish court in 2018

Rebecca Duff
By Rebecca Duff
Headphones resting on a computer keyboard

Australian ISPs Ordered to Block Stream Ripping Sites

The ripping sites in question are 2conv, Flv2mp3, FLVto, and Convert2mp3

Charlotte Darrell
By Charlotte Darrell
Map of African Continent with Magnifying Glass Emphasizing Eritrea

Social Media Shut Down in Eritrea

No reason has officially been given for the block, but it is believed that the government is likely attempting to prevent dissent

David Hughes
By David Hughes
Big Brother Arrives on South Korea’s Internet

Big Brother Arrives on South Korea’s Internet

Though South Korea is undeniably more democratic than its totalitarian neighbour, it too is guilty of violating Koreans’ rights to freedom of expression and privacy.

Katherine Barnett
By Katherine Barnett
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