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The ‘Special Status’ of Kashmir’s Internet Must Go

Jammu and Kashmir is currently in the process of witnessing one of the most comprehensive ‘information blackouts’ in India’s modern history. Of the essential supplies that the Valley has been cut out from, one of the most crucial is the blockage of almost all lines of communication to and from Kashmir, including telephony and one-way ...

What Does Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Mean for the Future of Online Speech?

In January 2019, Facebook made public its blueprint for an independent ‘content oversight board’ – a high-level committee tasked with the oversight of the social media giant’s content moderation decisions. The board, framed as an appeals court from decisions of the company’s operational side, will have the unenviable task of adjudicating and informing how Facebook ...