Censorship is the suppression of free speech, public communication or other information which may be considered harmful, sensitive or politically incorrect as determined by governments or other groups or institutions.
Governments, private organizations and individuals may engage in censorship. It occurs in different media and on the Internet for reasons like national security, for ethical reasons or to prevent crimes such as child pornography and to prevent slander and libel. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content relating to censorship.
Xu Zhangrun has been detained after publishing an essay in which the professor made critical comments of the Chinese government’s handling of the pandemic. The professor also took a dim view of other government policies.
After Twitter removed thousands of accounts it claims were used to push propaganda in China, Turkey, and Russia, Ankara accused it of a "smear" campaign, and China said it was "the biggest victim" of disinformation.
President Trump has signed an executive order to remove legal protection for social media companies. Two days earlier he accused Twitter of censorship after they fact-checked unsubstantiated claims he posted there.