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Abby Martin interview critical of Israel is blocked by YouTube in 28 countries

An episode of Abby Martin’s Empire Files, featuring journalist Max Blumenthal and spotlighting rising militarism in Israel, has been blocked by YouTube in 28 countries, including Israel and the UK, for violating “local laws.” “Just notified by YouTube that Abby Martin’s interview with Max Blumenthal has been blocked from being viewed in 28 countries (including […]

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Facebook, Whatsapp blocked as Buddhists attack mosques in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has blocked access to social media networks including Facebook and Whatsapp as religious violence continues despite a state of emergency. The ban is set to last three days. The state of emergency was imposed after Buddhists attacked mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the central highlands district of Kandy. On Wednesday the government asked […]

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Murdoch slammed on Twitter after bid to take over Sky provisionally blocked

A UK watchdog has temporarily blocked media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over Sky amid concerns it is “not in the public interest,” as it would grant his family too much control of British media. The decision was greeted with widespread support on social media, with people hailing the move as the “right” choice […]

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German MP gets blocked on social media, faces probe over anti-Muslim tweet

A German MP from the far-right populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Beatrix von Storch, has had her social media accounts blocked over a tweet targeting Muslims. She also faces a criminal probe under a new German law. The outburst that landed Von Storch in hot water was a reaction to a post on Twitter […]

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Chechen leader Kadyrov’s account blocked due to US sanctions – Facebook

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 14:26 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 14:32 Facebook has explained that the account of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov was blocked because the US administration imposed restrictions on him under the Magnitsky Act. Facebook said Kadyrov’s account had been deactivated due to “legal obligations,” arising from the new US sanctions against […]

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Trump’s ‘sanctuary cities’ executive order permanently blocked in US court

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 03:28 Edited time: 21 Nov, 2017 03:31 A US judge berated and ruled President Donald Trump’s “sanctuary cities” executive order unconstitutional. Cities that do not fully comply with federal immigration enforcement are still entitled to billions of dollars in federal money, the judge found. On Monday evening, US District Court […]

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8.5k terrorist Telegram channels blocked in one month – CEO

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 17:20 Telegram encrypted messaging app has blocked more than 8,500 in October due to terrorist links and incitement of violence, Pavel Durov, the company’s CEO, said. “The promotion of violence in any form is banned” by Telegram, Durov said on his channel on Sunday. “Only in October, we blocked more […]

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Air Berlin plane blocked from take-off over unpaid bills

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 17:10 An Air Berlin flight was grounded in Reykjavik over the airline’s unpaid airport charges. The Icelandic aviation authority would not allow the plane to take off without paying its bills. Cash-strapped Air Berlin, one of Germany’s largest airlines, filed for insolvency in August after shareholder Etihad announced it would […]

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