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When asked about Twitter’s functioning in India, Elon Musk claims ignorance regarding the Indian government’s requests to remove content related to Narendra Modi’s leadership and 2002 Gujarat riots. Despite being a “free speech absolutist,” Musk seems to surrender easily to government complaints.
Chinese protests are about more than COVID – Student discontent has fuelled the biggest movement since Tiananmen Square5 min read
Young people are angry at COVID restrictions, but also poor job prospects and China’s heavy-handed suppression of free speech. Some protesters are even voicing the unprecedented demand that Xi Jinping steps down.
Any moves by Elon Musk to remove content moderation on Twitter risk breaching corporate human rights obligations. Moderating content is a box that still needs to be ticked.
Police may not have been justified in making arrests over breach of the peace and public order as being provoked by a simple sign proclaiming “not my king” is probably not reasonable.
Glasnost was hailed as one of Mikhail Gorbachev’s great achievements. But it was a fragile freedom and soon overturned by Vladimir Putin.