Can you scrub the truth from the web? Or will people always find a workaround? An extraordinary tale this week about the intersection of new tech, personal stories, human rights, and repressive regimes. Plus, producer Thalia Beaty explains how governments around the world use digital tools to censor and surveil journalists and their citizens.
New Yorker writer Jiayang Fan’s article, China’s #MeToo Moment. The testimony nestled in an Ethereum transaction. How Civil plans to repurpose the Chinese blockchain hack as an archiving solution. No more anonymity for blockchain in China? Producer Thalia Beaty explains her reporting on Syria for Storyful. Citizen Lab shows how images get censored on WeChat. India cut the internet the most times of any country last year. Why Russia has struggled to block access to Telegram. Will Google offer censored search in China?
Data illustrator extraordinaire Giorgia Lupi of Accurat visualizes Manoush’s interview with Civil’s engineering lead Dan Kinsley (with an appearance from cryptographer Bruce Schneier, coming in a future episode). Here’s the key…
Thalia Beaty, Producer
David Herman, Audio Engineer and Composer
Dan Dzula, Audio Engineer