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A man wears a mask while walking in the street in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Chinese social-media platform WeChat saw spikes in the terms ‘coronavirus,’ ‘shortness of breath,’ and ‘SARS,’ wee...

A study found discussions about SARS-like infections on WeChat in early December, raising questions about the timeline of the coronavirus outbreak.

Activists created a 12.5 million block digital library in ‘Minecraft’ to bypass censorship laws

Using the popular online game "Minecraft," players created a library where people in countries that censor news and books can access those materials.
A doctor puts on protective goggles before entering the isolation ward at a hospital, following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 30, 2020.

A Wuhan doctor says Chinese officials silenced her coronavirus warnings in December, costing thousands their lives

"He made me feel that I alone had ruined the future of Wuhan. I was in despair," Ai Fen said after being rebuked by Wuhan Central Hospital officials.
A man wears a mask while walking in the street in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

A top Chinese official called for ‘gratitude education’ in order to teach citizens to properly thank the government for fighting the coron...

Wuhan party secretary Wang Zhonglin called on Wuhan citizens to "thank the communist party, follow the party's way and create strong positive energy."
A composite image of a doctor in Wuhan, China, and the app icon for WeChat.

Chinese social media has been censoring coronavirus content since the day the government acknowledged the outbreak

China reported the outbreak to the World Health Organization on December 31. Within 24 hours, WeChat and YY were censoring content, Citizen Lab found.
A man wearing a mask walks by portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in Shanghai on February 10, 2020.

China enacted a sweeping new law that bars people from posting negative content online, and it could be used to suppress coronavirus news

The new law, which took effect Sunday, bans "dissemination of rumors" and anything "destroying national unity."
US president Donald Trump looks on as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Anthony Fauci speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House on February 26, 2020.

Trump barred a top health expert from speaking freely about the coronavirus. It’s one of many ways the administration has muzzled scientists.

The Trump administration reportedly barred a top US health official from discussing the coronavirus. It follows a pattern of science censorship.
A woman in a face mask on her phone in Shanghai, China, on February 2020.

Chinese police reportedly put a professor under house arrest, cut his internet, and kicked him off social media after he criticized President Xi over ...

Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at the elite Tsinghua University, had published a scathing essay on the Chinese government's handling of the coronavirus.
A Weibo hashtag about Li Wenliang's death report that he died from a "work injury" and features posts from verified Chinese accounts

The next Tiananmen Square? Chinese citizens are demanding increased free speech after the death of a coronavirus whistleblower doctor. China is censor...

Viral hashtags — "The Wuhan government owes Li Wenliang an apology," "I want freedom of speech," and "We want freedom of speech" – were seen by millions before being censored.
Protesters before conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos' speech at the University of California at Berkeley.

Comedian Adam Carolla’s new documentary accidentally reveals that a lot of conservative ‘free-speech warriors’ are just free-speech ...

"No Safe Spaces" rehashes left-wing campus "snowflake" outrages. It says nothing about President Donald Trump and conservative attacks on free speech.