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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

March 30, 2016: LGBT groups rejected from Facebook

Matthew Stender
Mar 30 2016

In this week's roundup: LGBTQ groups take issue with Facebook policies and


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...


Onlinecensorship.org launches first report (PDF)

Mar 31 2016

Unfriending Censorship: Insights from four months of crowdsourced data on social media censorship


Onlinecensorship.org at RightsCon

Jillian C. York
Mar 24 2016

Onlinecensorship.org team members will be attending and presenting at RightsCon Silicon Valley, March 30-April 1, 2016.


Facebook’s censorship of Aboriginal bodies raises troubling ideas of ‘decency’

The Guardian
Mar 23 2016

Facebook happily hosts Kim Kardashian’s cleavage, but suspended users posting images of topless Aboriginal women for ‘violating community standards’.


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