The Weekly Takedown: 20 June 2018
by The Onlinecensorship.org Team | Jun 20 2018
CENSORED: In Northern Ireland, "YouTube has come under fire for removing some videos featuring loyalist band parades from its website,” reports the BBC.
LONG READ: Wired covers how pro-eating disorder communities avoid moderation on sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram.
CENSORED: The video game distributor Steam shifts policy to “allow everything” not illegal or “straight up trolling” on its game store after a high-profile controversy, reports Forbes.
SPEECH!: Vloggers speak out against YouTube’s inconsistent enforcement of policies concerning cannabis-related content, reports High Times.
- “Gambling channels are the latest victims of YouTube’s arbitrary moderation process,” reports The Atlantic.
- Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, writes about the unintended consequences of social media companies policing users’ speech at the Hoover Institution.