23 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Aug 23 2017
- SPEECH: “Despite their participatory rhetoric, social platforms are closer to authoritarian spaces than democratic ones,” writes John Herrmann in the New York Times magazine.
LONG READ: “Defining hate speech online is an imperfect art” reads the headline from a Wired story by @daveyalba.
LONG READ: “I’m worried about the unelected bros of Silicon Valley being the judge and jury” of speech, writes Onlinecensorship.org co-founder @jilliancyork.
USER NOT FOUND: According to a piece in the Hill, Silicon Valley companies are playing “wait and see” before jumping into banning Nazis. “No one wants to be the last company who banned a neo-Nazi,” said one company employee.
The Daily Caller calls out big tech companies for their capitulation to the Chinese government.
YouTube continues to remove videos documenting six years of the war in Syria.