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WHAT IS ONLINE CENSORSHIP?

Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We’re collecting reports from users in an effort to shine a light on what content is taken down, why companies make certain decisions about content, and how content takedowns are affecting communities of users around the world.

LATEST NEWS AND ANALYSIS

25 May 2016: How Facebook Can Shape Public Opinion

Jillian C. York
May 25 2016

In this week's roundup, we look at how Facebook can shape the way its users see the world.


17 May 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
May 17 2016

Formerly known as "Last Week in Online Censorship," The Weekly Takedown shares stories of social media censorship from around the world.


Does social media have a censorship problem?

May 13 2016

Index on Censorship spoke with team members Jillian C. York and Matthew Stender.


Censored or not? Which images failed - and passed - the Facebook test

The Sydney Morning Herald
May 6 2016

While Facebook and Instagram make their stances on naked flesh relatively clear, where and when they enact their nipple and nudity censorship have become infamo...


Facebook cracks down on Kurdish content

The Ferret
Apr 19 2016

Facebook has banned Glasgow Girl Roza Salih for posting a photo of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan alongside a quote that read: “Liberating life is im...


The Secret Rules of the Internet

The Verge
Apr 16 2016

The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech


Facebook Is Embroiled In A Row With Activists Over “Censorship”

Buzzfeed
Apr 14 2016

Facebook is embroiled in a row with a group of British activists who say it is “censoring” material that might offend the Turkish government.


Facebook Is Struggling To Control Groups Of Men Sharing Revenge Porn

Buzzfeed
Apr 14 2016

Two private groups for residents of Melbourne, Australia, are involved in a bitter online war involving racist comments, drugs, and “revenge” porn that Facebook...


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