Japan government asks ISPs to voluntarily block websites offering access to copyright infringing content

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, the Japanese government decided on an emergency measure to restrict access to websites providing copyright-infringing access to anime and manga, asking for help from internet service providers (ISPs) "on a voluntary basis." 

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Turkey: New law allows radio and television regulator to monitor and demand blocking of content broadcasted online

March 28, 2018

On March 28, 2018, an amendment to Turkey's radio and television legislation entered into force, enabling the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) to monitor radio, television and on-demand broadcast content on the Internet, and to address complaints to a magistrate judge to block access to...

Sri Lanka temporarily blocks access to Facebook for not doing enough in combatting hate speech on their platforms

March 8, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the government of Sri Lanka ordered ISPs to temporarily block access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram "because they were spreading hate speeches and amplifying them" as violent protests occurred in the country, according to a government spokesperson.

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