29 June 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Jun 29 2016 |
- Opinion: Google is both the world’s biggest provider of information and its biggest censor.
- The Philippines’ Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility has published a piece looking at Facebook censorship in the country.
- The relationship between social media and art is tricky - one is about pushing boundaries, and the other, about enforcing them.
- Google and Facebook are reportedly using automated tools to take down extremist videos.
In other news:
Is Facebook deleting atheist pages in the MENA region?
A new tool has been developed that could potentially delete certain extremist from social networks before it goes public—but social media companies are skeptical.
A well-known Singaporean has been banned from Facebook for three days, allegedly for the political content he posted.
May 25 2016
In this week's roundup, we look at how Facebook can shape the way its users see the world.