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How Governments Shut Down the Internet | WSJ

Governments around the world are shutting down the internet, saying it’s needed to prevent protests or cheating on exams. But critics say blocking expression and access to information violates human rights. Here’s how internet shutdowns work. Photo: NYUNT WIN/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the WSJ …

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How Radicalization Online Can (And Can't) Be Stopped | WSJ

In the wake of the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting, web-infrastructure company Cloudflare took down the online message board where the killer posted his manifesto. So-called deplatforming is a growing strategy to stem the rise of hate speech online, but does it work? Photo: Alexander Hotz #WSJ #8chan

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