The Weekly Takedown: 4 May 2018
by The Onlinecensorship.org Team | May 4 2018
CENSORED: "Over the weekend, over 30,000 videos of the pink-snouted British character [Peppa Pig] abruptly vanished from Douyin, a popular Chinese app that streams short videos,” reports The New York Times.
SPEECH!: Facebook is testing new tools for reporting hate speech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that said that if a post is deemed "unsafe to the community" it will be removed.
LONG READ: The New York Times asks—and answers—What is Telegram, and Why Are Iran and Russia Trying to Ban It?
SPEECH!: The Daily Dot claims that Facebook’s new plan “spells doom” for conservative sites.
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