Sep 11 2016
Our Matthew Stender spoke to the Washington Post about Facebook's decision to stop banning the iconic 'Napalm Girl' war photo.
...before this when content was removed from Facebook users got a notice saying it had been flagged as inappropriate or that it somehow violated terms of service, indicating that the takedown came from another user’s report. Location-based blocking of videos and content for political reasons has usually come from the government via DNS-based blocking or similar practices, never from social media companies themselves.
Marianne Diaz Hernandez
Sep 9 2016
Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of nine-year-old Kim Phúc fleeing from a napalm attack during the Vietnam war is one of the most iconic pieces of ph...
San Francisco Chronicle
Aug 30 2016
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Marissa Lang explores whether bans on social media platforms ever amount to censorship.
Jun 3 2016
A new agreement between the European Commission and four major U.S. companies—Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft—went into effect yesterday.
May 27 2016
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is the "dictator" of "the biggest nation in the world", the co-founder of file sharing site The Pirate Bay, told CNBC on Friday, a...
May 13 2016
Index on Censorship spoke with team members Jillian C. York and Matthew Stender.
Apr 19 2016
Facebook has banned Glasgow Girl Roza Salih for posting a photo of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan alongside a quote that read: “Liberating life is im...
Apr 16 2016
The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech
Apr 14 2016
Facebook is embroiled in a row with a group of British activists who say it is “censoring” material that might offend the Turkish government.
Jan 28 2016
Facebook says its community standards are inert, universal, agnostic to place and time.
Columbia Journalism Review
Jan 21 2016
Social media platforms dominate today’s information ecosystem.
Jan 20 2016
The author received a takedown notice from Facebook 24 hours after posting about Charlie Hebdo.
Jan 19 2016
When American Internet companies do business abroad, they are sometimes forced to do a repressive government’s dirty work.
The Indian Express
Nov 26 2015
Facebook has clarified that a report from TheWire.in was mistakenly labelled as spam and has since been restored.
Oct 19 2015
“It seems clear that Twitter is now engaged in censorship,” Appelbaum wrote me in an email. “Censorship without transparency is a deceptive practice."
COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
Oct 16 2015
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...
Oct 15 2015
"It's just the latest international case of alleged censorship by Facebook, which internet activists accuse of lacking transparency over what content it takes d...