Social filtering

ONI Blog: Three Easy Steps to Block Sites in Turkey
In a clear instance of vexatious litigation, a Turkish court has blocked the Web site of prominent evolutionist Richard Dawkins following complaints from Islamic creationist and author Adnan Oktar. Oktar, who writes under the nom de plume Harun Yahya, filed...
ONI Blog: Speaking Out in Malaysia
The arrest of blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin under Malaysia’s Internal Security Act on September 12, just as his website Malaysia Today (http://mt.m2day.org/) was reported to be unblocked, provides an ominous reminder that there may be more effective ways of silencing...
ONI Blog: Tunisian journalist sues government agency for blocking Facebook, claims damage for the use of 404 error message instead of 403
Tunisian journalist and blogger Zied El-Hen filed a suit this week in a Tunisian court against the Tunisian Internet Agency for blocking the social networking Web site Facebook, according to a report by Reuters (Arabic). The journalist...
ONI Blog: Saudi journalist to Western journalists in Beijing on Internet filtering: “quit your belly aching”
Saudi journalist Molouk Y. Ba-Isa wrote an interesting article in Saudi Arabia’s principal English daily (Arab News) in which she reminds the Western journalists covering the 2008 Olympics in Beijing that censorship for people like her in countries such as Saudi...
ONI Blog: Sudan blocks youtube: Is it political or social?
Sudan blocked access to the video sharing Web site youtube last week without giving any explanation. Users who attempt to access the site receive the standard blockpage which says, “Sorry this page has been blocked by [the] National Telecommunication Corporation”. While it is...