Messengers with more than messages: shopping on WhatsApp, WeChat and others. Controlling communications: Russia censors the web. And on Exit: film maker Stephan Nadelman creates a tribute to surfing.
Chinese Twitter-equivalent Weibo has reversed a clampdown on gay content. Outraged LGBT users accused Weibo of lumping homosexuality with violence and pornography in its attempt to target vulgar material.
No social network has been banned "by this government," said the Iranian president. The Iranian judiciary blocked access to the encrypted messaging app, citing its alleged use in criminal activity.
Foreign VPNs have been removed from China's Apple stores, WhatsApp messages are being filtered and a massive censorship campaign scrubbed social media of Liu Xiaobo. What is happening to the Chinese web?
The Russian government has banned screenings of a British comedy about Josef Stalin. In doing so, it incapacitates the Russian people and stifles any possibility of dealing with the past, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
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