• 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.

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