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VPN in China may be at risk as users report connection issues on Twitter
VPN services, a reliable tool for Chinese internet users to bypass the Great Firewall, are reporting connectivity issues in the mainland after anti-lockdown protest content flooded Twitter.
NFTs in China must be reviewed: China media watchdog
Digital collectibles in mainland China will enjoy copyright protection only after a review, National Press and Publication Administration blockchain copyright director Liu Tianjiao said. See related article: China’s diktat against NFT flipping spawns an ingenious industry Fast facts See related article: China-run media outlet criticizes NFT platform as a payment risk
Why Web3 will be critical to countering a dystopian ‘splinternet’
As the internet fractures into silos degraded by censorship and disinformation, DAOs and public blockchains may offer ways to restore trust.
‘Voice of April’ NFTs highlight Shanghai’s struggles amid harsh lockdown
As many as 600 NFTs featuring a montage of audio calls and complaints made by Shanghai residents as they interacted with medical staff and neighborhood compound managers have appeared on OpenSea.
Does content moderation on platforms like OpenSea amount to censorship?
What are the responsibilities of blockchain companies when it comes to freedom of expression? A controversial cartoonist finds out the boundaries.
Back up Hong Kong: How blockchain has quietly become history’s hard drive
In a city where memories disappear every day, people are turning to blockchain to preserve news archives — so the first drafts of history will survive.
What decentralization means for internet censorship | Ep. 2
What was internet censorship like in the early days, how has it changed, and what role does decentralization play.
Following forced closure, Hong Kong’s Apple Daily preserved on blockchain
A tech-savvy activist is using blockchain technology to preserve content from Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, which was yesterday forced by the government to shut down.
China’s biggest crypto exchanges blocked from internet searches, social media
Huobi, OKEx and Binance have been blocked by the country’s most popular internet search engines and social media platforms.
Can blockchain protect journalism and push back against censorship?
As press freedoms come under attack around the world, blockchain and distributed ledger technology are emerging to protect journalism.
How Hedera Hashgraph’s decentralized tracker could stop censorship in coronavirus reporting
Distributed ledger technology could be used by front-line health care responders dealing with the coronavirus epidemic to submit information in real-time around the world regardless of censorship. HashLog, a dashboard designed to publicly track coronavirus developments via distributed public ledger Hedera Hashgraph, could mitigate political influence involved in spreading information, according to Hedera Hashgraph cofounder and CEO Mance Harmon.