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How Internet Shutdowns Became a Weapon of Repression

How Internet Shutdowns Became a Weapon of Repression

Governments shutting down the internet is becoming the new normal. In 2019, 40% more countries cut communications than did in 2018 — and many of the shutdowns lasted longer. They were also increasingly imposed to control the flow of information and silence dissent, particularly during election periods and times of civil unrest. This is according…

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Some Democrats Are So Desperate for Bolton to Testify, They’re Reportedly Willing to Trade for a Biden

Some Democrats Are So Desperate for Bolton to Testify, They’re Reportedly Willing to Trade for a Biden

Senate Democrats have a problem: They want key witnesses like former national security advisor John Bolton to testify in the impeachment trial, but they’re four votes short of a Senate majority. So they’re looking for other ways to get what they need—including, reportedly, giving the Republicans a key concession: Testimony from a Biden. The Washington…

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