In the San Francisco Chronicle, Marissa Lang explores whether bans on social media platforms ever amount to censorship.
A new agreement between the European Commission and four major U.S. companies—Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft—went into effect yesterday.
Index on Censorship spoke with team members Jillian C. York and Matthew Stender.
The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech
Over the past three days, Twitter has been preventing its users in France from viewing certain images and keywords related to the Paris attacks.
“It seems clear that Twitter is now engaged in censorship,” Appelbaum wrote me in an email. “Censorship without transparency is a deceptive practice."
Allowing ill-defined "extremist" content to be removed without judicial oversight or due process can too easily be used by states interested in limiting indepen...