26 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Oct 26 2016 |
SPEECH!: In a surprising move, Facebook announces that it will now consider whether graphic content is “newsworthy” before censoring it.
USER NOT FOUND: Where is the line between free speech and hate speech? The Christian Science Monitor explores the question of whether Donald Trump’s hateful Facebook comments ought to be banned.
NSFW: Like similar campaigns before it, the Swedish Cancer Society’s efforts to raise awareness were thwarted by Facebook censorship, until the organization got creative.
CENSORED: Google has come under pressure from Thailand to censor derogatory comments about the country’s recently-deceased monarch.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Facebook employees argued that Donald Trump’s posts should be banned as hate speech.
Feb 9 2016
Each week, we will share a roundup of notable news articles related to censorship on social networks.