This piecemeal model of censoring the internet might be even more harmful than China's "Great Firewall", because it lacks all transparency or logic.
The cause of Facebook is to capture content and distribute it, regardless of what that content is, because the mindset of technology says that we must make everything as available and usable as possible.
And so I feel for Kim Jong-un, who's also a fatty with no desire to do anything about it, except obliterate any mention of his fatness in the media. Apparently, North Korean officials have asked China to ban any references to him as "Kim Fatty the Third," a nickname so popular, it gets suggested by auto-complete on China's leading search engine, Baidu.
Murong Xuecun, nom de plume of Chinese writer Hao Qun, isn't afraid of controversy. Following the arrest of several friends who were commemorating 25 years since the Tiananmen Square crackdown, at which his own speech was read aloud, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times asking to be arrested when he returned to China.
We've got to face facts: we're living in a brave new world of free-flowing information, and age restrictions or movie-style ratings simply won't keep our children away from inappropriate materials. If anything, these hollow forms of censorship only delay serious parental conversations that are just plain inevitable.
A video apparently showing a Chinese couple having sex in a Uniqlo changing room has gone viral, causing a major headache
Turkey's government accounted for more than half of all requests to block Twitter content in the second half of last year
The last decade has seen massive, global technological change, creating a multitude of opportunities to strengthen the protection of the right to freedom of expression and information.
If you wanted to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in mainland China today, you had to be pretty
Women have bared their breasts in New York to protest against internet censorship. The #FreeTheNipple movement hit the headlines