‘Repulsive to children and adults’: how explicit should public art get?

Censorship in metro stations and other public places reveal a limit to how far were prepared to be challenged by art The Vienna tourist board had long earmarked 2018 for its year-long retrospective of Viennese modernism. Unexpectedly, of all the artworks it could have advertised it with Gustav Klimts tender…

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Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech

under arrest since May You wouldn’t normally mention Egypt and Thailand in the same breath. But both countries underwent military coups within the last five years, and even among the many oppressive regimes in the world, they are going to extra lengths today to prosecute free speech.  To be clear, neither…

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The longest sea-crossing bridge EVER is about to open

The data collected from 265.com provided the groundwork for Google's secret, Chinese censorship-friendly, mobile search app.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images More information is leaking out about just how Google is planning to re-enter the Chinese market with a mobile search engine application that complies to the country’s censorship laws.…

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Activists push back on Facebooks decision to remove a DC protest event

A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va. Facebook removed the event, “No Unite the Right 2-DC,” after discovering…

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