27 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown
by Mathana Stender | Apr 27 2017
CENSORED: The Vietnamese government announced that Facebook has agreed to work with them to prevent the publication and distribution of banned online content.
SPEECH!: After a man broadcast a murder-suicide on Facebook Live, the Thai government is looking for ways to speed up content takedowns on the platform.
ART: The Museum of Fine Arts is among the growing number of Instagram users affected by the company’s prudish practices.
LONG READ: Having it both ways on Trump’s vitriol: Twitter Chief Jack Dorsey says “We are going to hold all accounts to the same standards. Our policy does [account for] newsworthiness as well”.
In other news:
After further internal inquiry, Facebook “discovered additional reports from users, including reports on the first video” with respect to a murder broadcast Live from Cleveland.
Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links.
Although news deemed to be ‘fake’ by Google may still remain in the search giant’s index, users can now tag content as ‘fake’.
Feb 23 2016
In this week's roundup: A satirical magazine, marijuana dispensaries, and a Tunisian photographer all face Facebook censorship.
Mar 30 2016
In this week's roundup: LGBTQ groups take issue with Facebook policies and