China is ever creative when it comes to repression. Chinese online influencers now need government approved credentials to post.
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Thousands in mainland China flocked to an app, engaging in discussions with users from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Uyghur diaspora.
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Voters also endured a mass internet shutdown despite pressure from the international community to refrain from such actions.
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A lawyer for a detained Iranian activist says he has died in a notorious prison in what one rights group described as a brutal killing by fellow inmates.
An environmental activist faces a show trial for his Facebook posts, as part of Vietnam’s continuing attack on freedom of expression.