As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests turn increasingly violent, the government has begun targeting online platforms for censorship. On Friday, a Hong Kong court rejected an appeal to lift a temporary ban on publishing online messages that incite violence. The Hong Kong Internet Society had argued the order was too broadly worded and amounted to censorship of online communication. Hong Kong has...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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