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How do Western democracies justify censorship of foreign media outlets?

You linked the case of RT. The story of the RT ban is, in large parts, the story of RT DE, and the question if that is Russian or German news (or possibly Serbian, or Luxembourgian). Even democracies ...
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Why are South Korean content laws so strict?

Perhaps because the laws originate in military dictatorships: the South Korea government engages in active Internet censorship based on three laws: the Nation Security Law [1948], the Basic Press ...
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How can this new ban on drag possibly be considered constitutional?

Theoretically, the law would be constitutional because the Supreme Court has ruled that states can limit obscenity without violating the First Amendment, and the eyes of the Tennessee lawmakers, drag ...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

As I understand, you are suspicious why some events are described by different publishers in very similar words. They may just use the same source. A news agency is an organization that gathers news ...
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How do Western democracies justify censorship of foreign media outlets?

I can't speak for the other cases, so this comment will focus on the decision against RT in the UK. The press release announcing it can be found here, and full ruling here. The organisation making the ...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

Kinda. Not of the kind that James's answer has already rebutted. But our dear Noam Chomsky established his political chops with his 1988 Manufacturing Consent which indicates a number of ways Western ...
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How can this new ban on drag possibly be considered constitutional?

I won't try to answer whether the law is constitutional as that's not a subject I am well versed in, and has been addressed by others. Note: Tennessee law allows "adult entertainment". But ...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

I have been interviewed by the WSJ on a matter that wasn't of great political importance. I prepared and reviewed with colleagues a script of possible answers, so as not to incriminate my employer as ...
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Has Google removed RT.com from web searches (in the EU)?

When you click on the link below those search results, then you are forwarded to the legal basis for removing them. It tells you that rt.com and sputniknews.com were removed per request from the ...
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What laws and regulations were violated by John Oliver's critique of Chinese President Xi Jinping?

Well, there is not really any law authorizing the GFW (Great Firewall) at all. Why do you expect that this has violated a law? If I must pick one law that it violated, then I'd say it violated ...
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How do Western democracies justify censorship of foreign media outlets?

Western democracies such as the United States do not have to justify censorship of foreign media outlets such as the RT, because, at least in the case of RT in the US, no censorship was imposed by the ...
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Can Twitter actions be treated as a political censorship?

The correct term for a service voluntarily removing content from its own site is moderation. Some form of moderation is basically essential if you want to run a communications service between humans, ...
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Can Twitter/Facebook actions on NYP article really be called "censorship"?

Taken literally, the answer to your question is obviously YES. The companies obviously applied censorship, and the nature of that, which was censored, was political. The term "censorship" in ...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

There is the usual issue in your question of the division of the world in "The West" and "The non-West" (and are Japan and Australia part of "the West"?) But taking this ...
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Does Singapore coordinate the censorship of the internet and traditional media, and how?

There is no explicit "coordination". The PAP/Singapore government simply deals with traditional media and internet media separately. Local traditional media: No censorship because the PAP ...
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Is there systematic self-censorship of images of violence in U.S. media?

Is there systematic self-censorship of images of violence in U.S. media? Yes, of course there is. Essentially all "classic" (print and visual) media and almost all online media practice self-...
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What reasoning did the South Korean government provide for blocking HTTPS?

Pornography and (online and on-site) gambling are illegal in South Korea. The country is very conservative and it takes what it considers to be issues very seriously. For example, South Korean ...
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How easy is it to receive a radio signal in Mandarin from BBC and VoA in Beijing?

Impossible because VOA Mandarin airwave transmission ended in 2011 (story). BBC Chinese Service was shut down in 2011 (story). Anyway, very few use radio signals nowadays. Nowadays, any "radio&...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

I want to know that this type of titles engineering, or censorship (of West bad news or good news of its enemies) is due to the pressure/policy/control of their governments, or do the owners of the ...
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Do any democracies besides the UK have a ban on broadcasting legislative footage for comedic purposes?

USA The US House of representatives imposes these terms Proceedings of the House of Representatives, including any recording of such proceedings, may not be used for any political purpose or in ...
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Is there any regulation meant to limit coverage of mass shootings? Are any politicians pushing for such ideas?

In the United States, such a regulation would be prevented by the first amendment. Some other countries have rules for a sub judice situation which basically means a matter under investigation by a ...
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Is there some kind of conglomerate ("family") which runs the majority of the US media sources?

There are some conglomerates that own large numbers of media outlets. For example: Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns a number of individual television stations, the Wall Street ...
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Which statements about the War in Ukraine are now criminal in Russia?

Most important points (I knew Russian language): you can't distribute fake information about usage Russian Armed Forces to protect interests of Russian Federation, protect international peace. This ...
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How do Western democracies justify censorship of foreign media outlets?

I will try to answer this question from a general standpoint without addressing the two specific cases linked above. This is just my personal theory by the way. I tend to think of international ...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

Correlation is not causation. The media influences public opinion. Public opinion puts pressure on politicians. The media also influences the individuals that consume it, which includes decision ...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

No, there is no evidence of government censorship in the West. However, there are a number of factors that lead to a similar outcome and can easily create the impressions: The use of news agencies ...
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Which statements about the War in Ukraine are now criminal in Russia?

Any (mostly based on the chapter 280). I am not Russian of any kind but I am fluent in this language. The chapter 280 in your linked text offers the punishment for the public discreditation of the ...
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Can Twitter/Facebook actions on NYP article really be called "censorship"?

A question of definitions and expectations ... There is no clear, uncontested defition of censorship, which makes this question somewhat opinion-based. Yet there is some common ground to those ...
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Are there precedents in other countries for Australia's mass newspaper protest today?

"Three Russian newspapers publish identical front page headlines to protest detention of investigative journalist" This was back in June 2019, in protest of the handling of Ivan Golunov, a 36-year-...
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