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Book-banning campaigns often misrepresent how young readers consume and process literature. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read

The US is seeing more campaigns to ‘protect’ children by barring controversial books. But research shows children’s reading experiences are complex and unpredictable, explains a literature professor.
Russia has pioneered the concept of digital sovereignty and used it to severely restrict Russians’ access to the internet. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Kremlin tightens control over Russians’ online lives – threatening domestic freedoms and the global internet

For more than a decade, the Russian government has been putting teeth into its doctrine of ‘digital sovereignty’ by steadily increasing censorship of content and control over internet access.
At least seven states have banned the teaching of critical race theory. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Battles over book bans reflect conflicts from the 1980s

A scholar compares the debates over banning books in school today to a similar clash of ideas that took place during the Reagan era.

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