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Yanny or Laurel? Trump weighs in on raging internet debate (VIDEO)

By ethan / May 18, 2018

Published time: 18 May, 2018 08:46 Edited time: 18 May, 2018 09:11 It’s taken the internet by storm, led the US Air Force into a spot of turbulence, and now staff who have escaped the high employee turnover at the White House have gotten stuck in to the debate. The infuriating audio clip has split […]

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‘She makes me ashamed to be Jewish’: Internet responds to Melanie Phillip’s comments on Islamophobia

By ethan / May 8, 2018

Melanie Phillips has sparked furore after stating that Islamophobia is just a “fiction to shut down debate.” Writing in the Times, Phillips compared Islamophobia to anti-Semitism, denying any equivalence between the two. The ex-Guardian writer first espoused her position on the BBC’s Sunday Politics program, shocking her fellow panelists when she stated that “the accusation […]

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Rally in support of banned internet messenger Telegram held in Moscow

By ethan / April 30, 2018

Crowds have gathered in central Moscow to join a protest in support of Telegram messenger, which has recently been banned by Russian authorities. The rally was peaceful, according to police. Some 7,500 people joined the march and rally in support of the messaging app, which was held on Sakharov Avenue around 2:00pm local time, Moscow […]

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Kremlin denies plans to launch internet firewall similar to China’s

By ethan / April 19, 2018

As the state internet watchdog Roskomnadzor continues its attempts to block the Telegram messenger service, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed reports that Russia is planning to install a nationwide online firewall. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Peskov was asked if the thus far unsuccessful efforts to enforce the law and block the Telegram […]

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Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

By ethan / April 16, 2018

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. “The information on web resources used by the Telegram company was sent to internet service providers on Monday in order to restrict access to them,” […]

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Russia may make users personally responsible for spreading fake news on internet

By ethan / April 10, 2018

Russian MPs have prepared a bill that could allow state agencies to block messengers and social networks that refuse to delete fake news. The legislation would also make users personally responsible for spreading such material. The draft bill, prepared by lawmakers from the United Russia party and published on the government’s website for discussion, imposes […]

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