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How Twitter’s “Teacher Li” became the central hub of China protest information

It’s hard to describe the feeling that came after. It’s like everyone is coming to you and all kinds of information from...

Big Tech could help Iranian protesters by using an old tool

But these workarounds aren’t enough. Though the first Starlink satellites have been smuggled into Iran, restoring the internet will likely require several...

The Download: WeChat censorship, and effective altruism

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. WeChat users...

WeChat users are begging Tencent to give their accounts back after talking about a Beijing protest

What most of the posts share is a sense of desperation. As WeChat has grown to be the super app that’s used in...

The Download: The Merge arrives, and China’s AI image censorship

The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images. Google Brain revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen, earlier this year. But...

The Download: AI to predict ice, and healthcare censorship in China

The news: Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their...

The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The people...

WeChat wants people to use its video platform. So they did, for digital protests.

According to someone familiar with the matter, the original video uploaded by the creator racked up 5 million views before it was...

Russia may aspire to a China-style internet, but it’s a long way off

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photograph during their meeting in Beijing, on Feb. 4, 2022.Alexei Druzhinin...

VPN use in Russia is surging as citizens try to bypass government’s tightening internet control

Russia has tightened its control over its internet. Authorities have blocked access to Meta-owned Facebook and restricted access to Twitter.Nurphoto | Getty ImagesRussians...

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