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  1. let them eat cake!
    The Cake This Graduate’s Mom Ordered Was Censored by a Supermarket“Summa - - - Laude.”
  2. When a Feminist Artist Is Censored by a Feminist GalleryNatalie Frank’s Story of O pictures scared a lot of people. Including her gallerist.
  3. Yes, Gone With the Wind Is Another Neo-Confederate MonumentWhile Gone With the Wind is not a chiseled monument in a public place, it contributed to the mythology supporting Jim Crow just as powerfully.
  4. bans
    Bad Boy Justin Bieber Banned From Performing in China for ‘Bad Behavior’Is it too late now to say 对不起?
  5. Russia Bans Image of Putin With Long Eyelashes and LipstickAnd in the process, ensures it’s published on news sites across the world.
  6. censorship
    Power Rangers Release Cleared in Malaysia After Beauty and the Beast ControversyThe film includes a scene where one Ranger is questioning her sexuality.
  7. beauty and the beast
    Malaysia Will Show Uncensored Beauty and the Beast After AllBut it won’t be PG.
  8. censorship
    Malaysian Censor Wants to Cut Over Four Minutes From Beauty and the BeastThe “exclusively gay” moment, and then some.
  9. censorship
    Disney Won’t Cut Beauty and the Beast ‘Gay Moment’ Despite Malaysia ObjectionThe studio won’t alter the movie.
  10. Feminist Group Suspended From China’s Twitter for Posting About Women’s StrikeThey shared a link about the upcoming Women’s Strike in the U.S.
  11. censorship
    North Carolina’s WRAL Censored Chappelle’s SNLIn particular, little of Chappelle’s monologue was heard.
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    Do We Want Giant Tech Companies to Be Our Anti-Harassment Overlords?A new Google project highlights the potential for unintended consequences in the fight against harassment.
  13. Norwegian Newspaper Blasts Mark Zuckerberg for Removing Famous Vietnam War PhotoEven if he won’t admit it, Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s most powerful editor.
  14. Vloggers Are Crying Censorship, But YouTube Says It’s Nothing NewEverything you need to know about the #YouTubeIsOverParty.
  15. How China’s Biggest Social Network Works With the GovernmentAccording to a whistle-blowing former censorship employee of Weibo, China’s largest social-networking platform with some 222 million active users, the Chinese government dictates exactly which posts can be published, or not, if they include “sensitive” words. 
  16. teens
    ‘Feminist’ T-Shirt Censored in Middle-School Photo“I want everyone to realize that we need feminism.”
  17. Egypt’s Cartoonists, After Charlie HebdoEight of Egypt’s political cartoonists react to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
  18. gamergate
    It’s Not Censorship to Ignore YouGamergate exemplifies anti-feminist free-speech paranoia.
  19. have the breast time
    Bushwick’s Boob-Themed Bar Threatened With CensorshipIn the name of the kids.
  20. Reporter Kicked Out of 9/11 Museum for Asking a Question Without PermissionAmid some bad press, the museum will not have people doing unauthorized journalism.
  21. NYT Story About Pakistan Disappeared in PakistanA printer simply deleted the piece from the cover of the international edition of the paper.
  22. The New York Times Just Got Itself Effectively Banned in ChinaWeb access has been blocked after a damning exposé.
  23. naomi wolf
    Vagina Censored by AppleSiri, why does the iTunes store keep f*cking doing this? 
  24. NYPD Watching Over ‘Murderers’ Mural WallThe artist will need to get permission for his next painting.
  25. NYPD Paints Right Over Political ‘Murderers’ Mural Because They Said SoThe public art was sanctioned by the building’s owner.
  26. Google Not in the Business of Censoring People Who Pee on Their PassportsThe company has updated its transparency report, including a special entry from Canada.
  27. Twitter May Restrict Tweets in Certain Countries if Required By LawSome censorship with a bit of transparency.
  28. Putin Not So Hot on Angry Internet CommentersHis campaign website has an online suggestion box.
  29. India Court Orders 21 Websites to Remove ‘Objectionable Content’Sites include Google, Yahoo, and Facebook.
  30. Consensual Sex Story Is Tearing Yeshiva University ApartAn essay in the student newspaper about premarital relations has caused an “uproar.”
  31. censorship
    Walmart Won’t Sell Daily Show Alum’s God ‘Memoir’: ‘I’m Not Sure Why They’d Sell Keith Richards’s Memoir But Not God’s’“Although these stores seem to have no qualms about selling piles of God’s two previous works.”
  32. LaSalle Student Newspaper Rebels Against AdministrationOfficials demanded the paper hold a story about a teacher hiring strippers.
  33. Apple Bans ‘Ex-Gay’ Christian App That Promised to ‘Cure’ HomosexualityInitially, Apple gave the app preapproval and a 4+ rating.
  34. U.S. State Department’s Anti-Censorship Strategy? Funding the BBCTo develop anti-jamming technology so citizens in Iran and China can access the news.
  35. lady gaga
    Lady Gaga Gets Gagged by MalaysiaBeing “Born This Way” doesn’t fly there.
  36. censorship
    Roger Ebert Has Strong Feelings on Huck Finn ControversyVery strong, uncensored feelings.
  37. China Is Not Backing Down to PornChina’s anti-pornography campaign is going strong.
  38. China’s War on Google Stemmed in Part From Leader Googling HimselfOf course!
  39. censorship
    The New Pornographers Forced to Cancel Show Owing to Nonexistent Connection to Pornography“After weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band’s name was impossible to explain to many.”
  40. censorship
    What Songs Were Made Better By a Radio Edit?From “banging” to “making love.”
  41. american idol
    American Idol Producers Retroactively Censor Katy PerryUnfortunately, they forgot to excise the performance’s most egregious offense.
  42. the take
    Yale Ends Violence in Our Time by Banning Onstage Weaponry
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    Google Is Planning to Bring Its Search Engine to ChinaA custom app could breach the Great Firewall.
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    Egyptian ‘Fake News’ Law Could Censor Social-Media UsersWhile Facebook remains muted on how to handle fake news, Egypt has issued its own legislation, which critics fear will censor social media.
  45. What Did Robert De Niro Say That Got Censored at the Tonys?Depending on how you watched Sunday night’s show, you might not have heard it at all.
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    Majority of Republicans Think Tech Companies Are Censoring ThemWhile once a narrow view confined to hyperpartisan extremes, this narrative has become the new normal.
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    Google Tells Employees the Chinese Search Engine Is ‘Exploratory’CEO Sundar Pichai pledged more transparency.