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The Electronic Rumor Mill

Posted August 23rd, 2010 at 11:51 pm (UTC-4)
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The false rumor that President Barack Obama is Muslim has been getting a lot of attention recently, fueled in part by a new poll suggesting a growing number of Americans believe it to be true. The rumor itself isn’t new – it’s been around since before Mr. Obama began his run for the Presidency. But […]

Thai Political Battle Moves Online

Posted August 11th, 2010 at 1:40 pm (UTC-4)
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The Internet is the latest battleground in Thailand’s stormy political climate as the government attempts to shut down Web sites critical of it and the monarchy. The government is using tough laws to silence online criticism, but net users are finding ways to be heard. During months of political protests earlier this year, the Thai […]

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Repression 2.0

Posted August 11th, 2010 at 1:34 pm (UTC-4)
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A media watchdog group called Reporters Without Borders has accused the United Arab Emirates of arresting people who used the popular BlackBerry device to organize a street protest against petrol price increases. The incident highlighted how governments around the world are increasingly using internet and mobile technology to undermine civil liberties. Internet freedom activists say […]

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