Foreign Policy: Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic

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Governments around the world are banning fake news about the crisis—and cracking down on their critics while they’re at it.

he coronavirus pandemic has caused governments all over the world to introduce drastic emergency measures, suspending many of the freedoms that citizens normally take for granted. Many of these measures are necessary in order to save lives. To “flatten the curve” through social distancing, we must be willing to sacrifice certain liberties for the safety of our colleagues, friends, and family.

However, an increasing number of governments are also using the current health emergence […]

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