The Weekly Takedown: 26 May 2018
by The Onlinecensorship.org Team | May 26 2018
SPEECH!: A federal judge ruled that President Trump’s practice of blocking critics on Twitter is unconstitutional, reports The New York Times.
CENSORED: Reddit and Twitter mistakenly suspended regular users in an effort to ban suspected Russian trolls, reports Global Voices.
LONG READ: ”What obligations does the public want companies to fulfill when deciding which speech deserves a place on the Internet and social media?” asks Brennan Center’s Faiza Patel and Rachel Levinson-Waldman in Just Security.
CENSORED: Facebook’s Transparency Report reveals Facebook restricted content in Lebanon after private reports of defamation, notes SMEX.
Gizmodo’s Freedom of Information Act shows conservative citizen complaints and alt-right conspiracy theories concerning social media censorship.