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LATEST NEWS AND ANALYSIS

The Weekly Takedown: 5 June 2018

Jun 5 2018

Spotify reverses hate speech ruling, a new report from EFF, and more in the latest Weekly Takedown!


The Weekly Takedown: 26 May 2018

May 26 2018

A new ruling in the US, overblocking on Reddit, Facebook censorship in Lebanon and more, in the latest Weekly Takedown.


11 May 2018: The Weekly Takedown

May 11 2018

Users deserve transparency and accountability, which is why we’ve released the Santa Clara Principles and more news in this week’s Takedown.


The Weekly Takedown: 4 May 2018

May 4 2018

A popular pig is censored in China...and more in this week's Takedown.


The Weekly Takedown: 28 April 2018

Apr 28 2018

It’s content takedown transparency week, as Facebook and YouTube release reports on how they enforce community guidelines.


Introducing Offline/Online: A Series of Infographics Demonstrating How Offline Inequities Are Replicated Online

Mar 7 2018

People in marginalized communities who are targets of persecution and violence—from the Rohingya in Burma to Native Americans in North Dakota—are using social m...


Onlinecensorship.org Launches Resource Kit for Journalists

Sep 30 2017

This resource answers frequently asked questions and provides background information on various issue areas, including fake news, hate speech, and censorship of...