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London gallery cancels anti-Putin exhibition over Gaza war

Metamorphika studio cancels exhibition on plight of political prisoners in Russia because 1 of the creators, who is Israeli, expressed sorrow after the October 7 massacre. Studio says it will not support artists who do not condemn Israel for Gaza war.

London gallery cancels anti-Putin exhibition over Gaza war

London

Exhibit on Russian censorship censors Russian-Israeli artist

London gallery cancels Russian-Israeli artist’s anti-Putin show, objecting to her posts mourning Oct. 7.

Exhibit on Russian censorship censors Russian-Israeli artist

MK Succot promotes blocking Al Jazeera on YouTube

MK Tzvi Succot: 'The incitement channel Al Jazeera sits in Qatar and incites against the State of Israel, day by day and hour by hour - this is the way to prevent it from reaching us.'

MK Succot promotes blocking Al Jazeera on YouTube

Haaretz caricaturist defends right-wing caricaturist

Amos Biderman defends Communications Min. Karhi, condemning court's demand to remove right-wing caricature. 'Right is absolutely correct, there is no justification for censoring this caricature.'

Haaretz caricaturist defends right-wing caricaturist

Banned under Islam. Self censored in Islamicized Europe

Head of the Iranian Pasdaran, promised: "We will have to cut someone's throat and someone else's tongue." We have done it already. Op-ed.

Banned under Islam. Self censored in Islamicized Europe

Facebook suspends Libs of TikTok account

Citing unnamed violations of 'community standards,' Facebook suspends popular right-wing account that reposts videos of woke activists.

Facebook suspends Libs of TikTok account

Criticism of military censor: "It's becoming unbearable"

Heated discussions on X: journalists surprised to find out that news rejected by censors - were later published in competing media outlets.

Criticism of military censor: "It's becoming unbearable"

PA journalist arrested after posting criticism on social media

PA security forces detain journalist who has been an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority.

PA journalist arrested after posting criticism on social media

Turkey:

Opposition TV channels probed over election coverage

Turkey's broadcasting watchdog launches inquiry into six opposition TV channels for "insulting the public" during runoff coverage.

Opposition TV channels probed over election coverage

Progressive censorship?

Tel Aviv cancels launch of 'Irreversible Damage'

After left-wing protest, speech by author Abigail Shrier on what she defines as dangers of the transgender movement was cancelled.

Tel Aviv cancels launch of 'Irreversible Damage'

California:

School district removes Nazi symbols from ‘The Sound of Music’

Move to erase Nazi imagery from famous musical about pre-WWII Austria met with mixed reaction from parents.

School district removes Nazi symbols from ‘The Sound of Music’

Islamic regimes have problems with books. So do progressives

Elon Musk is right. Western woke censorship puts Iran to shame. Op-ed.

Islamic regimes have problems with books. So do progressives

Will Musk's Twitter takeover lead to rise in antisemitism?

Some critics see a problem with the billionaire opening up the platform to individuals previously deemed 'unfit' for social media.

Will Musk's Twitter takeover lead to rise in antisemitism?

Chinese censors ban printing of Hasidic woman’s memoir

Memoirs of Hasidic woman who migrated from the Soviet Union to the US banned in China over 'anti-communist content.'

Chinese censors ban printing of Hasidic woman’s memoir

Iran cuts access to social media amid protests

Instagram and WhatsApp not available in Iran amid protests over the death of a woman who was arrested by the morality police.

Iran cuts access to social media amid protests

Iconic Russian singer condemns war, attack on Jewish husband

Alla Pugacheva condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine after Moscow declares her husband, comedian Maksim Galkin, a 'foreign agent.'

Iconic Russian singer condemns war, attack on Jewish husband

Gulf countries threaten Netflix over anti-Islam content

Gulf countries urge Netflix to remove content that contradicts Islam or face legal action.

Gulf countries threaten Netflix over anti-Islam content

One of Russia’s last independent news outlets loses licence

Investigative newspaper critical of Kremlin has its print license revoked by Russian court.

One of Russia’s last independent news outlets loses licence

Who's Afraid of Ben?

TikTok censors Ben Shapiro segment on gender ideology

The interview segment was taken off TikTok, who cited 'hateful behavior' as the reason for its removal.

TikTok censors Ben Shapiro segment on gender ideology

Europe’s publishers self-censor on Islam

When Rushdie was published, bookstores were attacked and others refused to sell the book, but the publisher stood firm. Not today. Op-ed.

Europe’s publishers self-censor on Islam

Turkey:

Activist sent to life in prison for trying to overthrow gov't

Turkish court finds activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala guilty of attempting to overthrow the government with mass protests in 2013.

Activist sent to life in prison for trying to overthrow gov't

A conservative marketplace-the response to corporate wokeness

America’s corporations lavish funds on organizations promoting CRT, identity politics and woke censorship that will destroy her. Op-ed;

A conservative marketplace-the response to corporate wokeness

The only ones banning books are critical race theorists

When censors pretend to be free speech activists. Opinion.

The only ones banning books are critical race theorists

Erdogan threatens crackdown on Turkish media

Turkish President legal action against media over content which is "incompatible with national and moral values".

Erdogan threatens crackdown on Turkish media

How the Left is killing satire

CEO of satirical newspaper The Babylon Bee says that Left targets satire because of its potential as a powerful tool for revealing truth.

How the Left is killing satire

Netanyahu: Bennett-Lapid govt. seeking to censor the right

Opposition leader claims law on social media restrictions 'danger to democracy, effort to steal next election.'

Netanyahu: Bennett-Lapid govt. seeking to censor the right

Watch: China cuts feed of CNN reporter

CNN broadcast on fate of missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai cut off in mainline China. 'Live, real-time censorship.'

Watch: China cuts feed of CNN reporter

Canadian ethicist blasts 'culture of censorship'

Dr. Julie Ponesse, Pandemic Ethics Scholar at The Democracy Fund: 'Little value in nation's survival without survival of freedom to debate.'

Canadian ethicist blasts 'culture of censorship'

Iran bans newspaper which criticized Khamenei

Iran’s judicial authorities ban newspaper which published graphic suggesting Khamenei was responsible for poverty.

Iran bans newspaper which criticized Khamenei

Can something be done about Facebook blocking?

Censors at Facebook possess free rein to block all those who refuse to toe the line as they see it. Section 230 must be changed. Op-ed.

Can something be done about Facebook blocking?

PragerU: How big tech is taking away your freedom

PragerU documentary explores the growing threat of online censorship.

PragerU: How big tech is taking away your freedom

PA closes news agency, summons its director for questioning

The owner of the JMedia agency was recently arrested for protesting killing of activist Nizar Banat.

PA closes news agency, summons its director for questioning

Lying about ‘misinformation’ to justify tyranny

Americans must spot and fight the left's authoritarianism before it destroys our ability to see anything but what they want us to see.Op-ed.

Lying about ‘misinformation’ to justify tyranny

Trump: Damages could reach 'trillions' in social media law suit

Trump is taking on Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their CEOs, on censorship charges after they suspended his accounts.

Trump: Damages could reach 'trillions' in social media law suit

DeSantis: Hypocrisy for Twitter to ban Trump but not Khamenei

At signing of bill banning censorship by Big Tech, Governor fires back at reporter who claims he's biased because of his ties to Trump.

DeSantis: Hypocrisy for Twitter to ban Trump but not Khamenei

Facebook removes pro-Israel page with 77 million followers

'Jerusalem Prayer Team' Facebook page taken down without explanation or answers from Facebook following campaign by anti-Israel activists.

Facebook removes pro-Israel page with 77 million followers

Mob rule is not freedom

Fear, resentment, and mob censorship weaken freedom. The spirit of "Dayenu"-gratitude for each mercy and opportunity, strengthens it. Op-ed.

Mob rule is not freedom

Western progressives now burn books

It was a very fruitful week for the fanatical censors. The situation is serious - and we had better wake up. Op-ed.

Western progressives now burn books

'Speech police:' Principal suspended for criticizing Big Tech

Principal from Tennessee school who was suspended 6 weeks for daring to question social media censorship interviewed by Tucker Carlson.

'Speech police:' Principal suspended for criticizing Big Tech

Dr. Seuss is censored

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announces it will no longer print 6 books from acclaimed children's author due to 'offensive content'.

Dr. Seuss is censored

'Facebook and Twitter? Boycott them, there are other sites’

With a radio show pulling in more than 14 million listeners, Mark Levin has no reason to pull his punches. Interview.

'Facebook and Twitter? Boycott them, there are other sites’

Florida governor DeSantis: 'We'll hold social media accountable'

Florida Governor DeSantis tells Newsmax about plans to hold social media platforms and 'big tech' accountable following censorship campaign.

Florida governor DeSantis: 'We'll hold social media accountable'

COVID-19 virus 'censorship and confusion'

Pulse of Israel looks at availability of COVID-19 data and information and what they call 'censorship'.

COVID-19 virus 'censorship and confusion'

Social media: Selective outrage

The internet has come to resemble medieval Europe during the time of the Black Death, when Jews were accused of poisoning wells. Op-ed.

Social media: Selective outrage

Hemingway wouldn’t make the cut either, these days

Used to be, your book got rejected because of the writing or the subject. Now what counts is who you voted for. Opinion.

Hemingway wouldn’t make the cut either, these days

Watch:

'Twitter senior exec details plans for political censorship'

Project Veritas does it again: James O'Keefe exposes Twitter executive openly discussing plans for political censorship on global scale.

'Twitter senior exec details plans for political censorship'

Nazi references among Conservative pundits: 'No justification'

Prominent journalist of Jewish daily explains why comparing Nazi Germany to censorship of Pres. Trump cannot be explained away.

Nazi references among Conservative pundits: 'No justification'

Welcome to the American Digital Gulag

America and the free world are being crushed by a new kind of Iron Curtain, It has digital walls. Opinion.

Welcome to the American Digital Gulag

Dem Congresswoman: Big Tech needs to be broken up

Tucker Carlson talks to former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who says establishment politicians make promises, but fail to take action.

Dem Congresswoman: Big Tech needs to be broken up

David Rubin: Left-wing censorship 'coming for you'

After social media platform was taken down from Apple, Amazon, conservative talk show host says anyone disagreeing with Left is in peril.

David Rubin: Left-wing censorship 'coming for you'

Social media censoring Trump is a Pravda that we created

We let some Californian kids and their start-ups create a brilliant mechanism to block those are ideologically opposed to them. Op-ed.

Social media censoring Trump is a Pravda that we created

Ted Cruz introduces bill to cut federal funding of Hollywood

Cruz says bill would cut funding to Hollywood studios if they allow China to censor their output.

Ted Cruz introduces bill to cut federal funding of Hollywood

Julie Burchill’s “Islamophobic” book is cancelled in the UK

A book about censorphip was censored because the writer mentioned Mohammed's 9 year old wife in a tweet. The UK Cultural Revolution.Op-ed

Julie Burchill’s “Islamophobic” book   is cancelled in the UK

An end to censorship on social media?

MK Amit Halevy submits bill which would regulate social media for the first time in Israel, increase transparency in online censorship.

An end to censorship on social media?

Sec. 230 violates 1st Amendment by sub-contracting censorship

The government has granted the power to censor the entire USA to Twitter, Facebook and Google, but that power is unconstitutional. Op-ed.

Sec. 230 violates 1st Amendment by sub-contracting censorship

MK Betzalel Smotrich:

'Supreme Court silences rabbis and Right'

MK Betzalel Smotrich deplores Supreme Court decision to discipline Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

'Supreme Court silences rabbis and Right'

Twitter suspends Chinese virologist; Chinese hackers charged

NTD News: Trump: Virus vaccine to be free to all; Study shows Biden budget to add $2T to deficit; 5 Chinese charged in global hacking effort

Twitter suspends Chinese virologist; Chinese hackers charged

Hollywood has fallen and can’t get up

Hooray for Censorship is on Hollywood's banner in 2020, Hollywood, where the artist’s new role is to serve the mob. Opinion.

Hollywood has fallen and can’t get up

The hidden dangers of Chinese-style Big Tech censorship

A new report from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is warning of a “new big brother“ emerging as the CCP expands its reach. Op-ed.

The hidden dangers of Chinese-style Big Tech censorship

Iran shuts down newspaper over report on COVID-19 toll

Iran shuts down newspaper which reported the country's tolls from coronavirus could be 20 times higher than official figures.

Iran shuts down newspaper over report on COVID-19 toll