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Chad’s social media ban enters second year

International | The digital blackout aims to silence dissent
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/19, 12:40 pm

The Central African country of Chad last week marked one year of an ongoing social media blackout, the longest yet on the continent. The absence of sufficient international pressure likely will allow the shutdown to persist.

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U.S. to collect immigrants’ social media data

International | Plus Kurdistan’s independence vote, women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, and more international news
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/27/17, 01:07 pm

UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security has published a new regulation calling for collection of social media information on all immigrants, including permanent residents and naturalized citizens.

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White House renews, tweaks travel ban

by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/25/17, 11:50 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump issued new travel restrictions Sunday hours before his existing immigration executive order expired. The new proclamation retains travel restrictions to five countries from the first order: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. Trump added Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela and removed Sudan. The new limits are set to take effect Oct. 18.

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