Global Politics

Harvard researchers went undercover to reveal Chinese censorship tactics on the Internet

We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.


Egyptian censors say 'no' to the new Exodus blockbuster

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" has earned awful reviews from Western critics, but it got even worse treatment in Egypt: an outright ban thanks to "historical inaccuracies." It's far from the first film to be banned on those grounds, and that applies to European nations as well.