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Yahoo pulls out of China

Yahoo Inc. has pulled out of China on November 2, 2021 because of an increasingly challenging business and legal environment. Highlights Yahoo has stopped its services in China from November 1, 2021. Yahoo took this decision in line with its commitment for rights of users and a free & open internet. This decision coincides with the ..

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India signs new global anti-terror initiative ‘Christchurch Call to Action’

India has recently signed the new global anti-terror initiative ‘Christchurch Call to Action’, which is the brainchild of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron to fight terrorism. The document was signed and adopted with participation from 26 nations, including France, New Zealand, European Commission, Ireland, Norway, Senegal, Canada, Jordan, UK, ..

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China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

China has expanded its ban on Wikipedia to block the community-edited online encyclopedia in all available languages. Hence, Wikipedia had joined thousands of other websites which cannot be accessed in China. According to a report by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), China started blocking all language editions of Wikipedia from April 2019. China’s ..

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France and New Zealand jointly launch a new initiative ‘Christchurch Call’ against online extremism

At Paris summit, French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launched an ambitious new initiative to eliminate terrorist and violent content online. The initiative, “Christchurch Call”, was pushed by Ms Ardern after a white supremacist gunned down 51 people at two mosques in the New Zealand city in March. Participants will ..

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