The Weekly Takedown: 28 April 2018
by The Onlinecensorship.org Team | Apr 28 2018
CENSORED: "Facebook is making public virtually the entire Community Standards playbook that moderators use to determine whether comments, messages, or images posted by its 2.2 billion users violate its policy,” writes Wired.
SPEECH!: YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in the last quarter of 2017, of which ~80% were first flagged by their automatic system, according to their recent transparency report.
NSFW: YouTube announced new parental controls for YouTube Kids that set the app to only play human-approved videos, reports TechCrunch.
USER NOT FOUND: Twitter briefly suspended Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement leader Manzoor Pashteen’s account.
- USER NOT FOUND: The dating website Match.com accidentally reactiviated old profiles.
- CENSORED: Pro-trump social media personalities offered inaccurate testimonies during U.S. Congress Judiciary Committee hearing on social media platform filtering practices, which The Verge called “a complete disaster.” and Representative Ted Lieu called “a stupid and ridiculous hearing.”
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Each week, we will share a roundup of notable news articles related to censorship on social networks.