New developments at the UN World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai have upset many nations, as the language of a treaty being updated could allow for censorship of the digital space. The conference is aimed at updating a 1988 global treaty on International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), though many nations, including the United States and many European states, believe the internet is outside of the scope of the WCIT and have refused adding mention or definition of "Internet" to the new treaty.
Outrage has sparked online amongst Chinese citizens following the revelation that Xinhua News Agency, the official press of the People's Republic of China, has been operating on Twitter for the past nine months while Chinese citizens have been banned from a variety of Western-based social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, for more than three years.
Iran's ongoing project to build a 'halal Internet' has led to the inception of an Iranian YouTube, a hyper-censored platform that "aims to attract Persian-speaking users and also promote Iranian culture."
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Did you hear? It’s the news sensation this year. After the emergence of its successful campaigning run during the election season, the internet has leapfrogged newspaper in people’s cited source for their news. It may not come as a surprise for most of us, who spend nearly six hours a day online, doing business, blogging, emailing and ordering their wives’ flowers... but it may be a shocker to those folks who have spent every morning of their lives, reading the newspaper over breakfast and coffee. According to the Pew Research Center, 40% of those surveyed reported they get most of their news on national and international issues from the internet. This is up from just 24% in September 2007. For the first time in a Pew study, more people say they rely mostly on the internet for news than cite newspaper (35%). Television continues to be the most frequently cited source for national and international news, at 70%.