24 August 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Aug 24 2016
Censored: Twitter is allegedly bowing to pressure and censoring verified accounts of journalists that Turkey’s current regime purportedly wants silenced.
User Not Found: ‘Fat-phobic’ Facebook punishes the victim: Fashion designer and model Tess Holliday has her account suspended after she was the victim of body shaming trolls.
Speech!: Facebook suspends two pages of libertarian groups; the company later claimed the pages were taken down “in error.”
404: Twitter takes down more than 250K profiles in 6 months...but who is watching the watchers?
- China’s online censorship tactics and crackdowns on free speech continue to grow, allowing the government to maintain a political system that thrives on self-censorship.
- Many are decrying a US Department of Homeland Security proposal that would ask US-bound tourists to reveal information about their online identities.
- Thailand’s new constitution was approved earlier this month, but the military’s restrictions on media and free expression seem to be here to stay.
May 25 2016
In this week's roundup, we look at how Facebook can shape the way its users see the world.