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YouTube reportedly lets its most popular creators get away with more

YouTube is the world's largest video platform, and it has a major moderation problem.
Google's Chief Legal Officer, Kent Walker

Google was grilled about China and other hot-button topics during its investor meeting

Google CEO Sundar Pichai did not answer a single question during the 30-minute Q&A period.
Adult performers are protesting Instagram for deleting their accounts

Porn stars, artists, and sex workers protest at Instagram’s HQ in opposition of the company’s rules about nudity

The Adult Performers Actors Guild has organized an #instaSTRIKE against Instagram for wrongful censorship.

China just blocked The Washington Post and The Guardian from the country’s internet

The two newspapers were among the last major English news site still accessible to mainland Chinese residents.

30 photos from the Tiananmen Square protests that China has tried to erase from history

June 4, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, a pro-democracy occupation that ended in bloodshed.
The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016.

Twitter apologized for suspending accounts of Chinese government critics ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

Twitter came under fire after accounts of critics of the Chinese government were shut down ahead of anniversary protests at Tiananmen Square.
The figure in this image, known only as "tank man," became a symbol of resistance. China still tries to stop its citizens seeing this photo.

China still gets annoyed with images showing the famous Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man,’ 30 years after he became a symbol of the government&#...

Chinese troops killed hundreds of protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Today, it still tries to erase those memories.
A protester against Chinese internet censorship in Germany.

Here are all the major US tech companies blocked behind China’s ‘Great Firewall’

Although Huawei has only recently been banned in the US, China has long blocked major US tech companies like Facebook and Google from operating there.