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Blocked and banned by social media: When is it censorship?

San Francisco Chronicle
Aug 30 2016

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Marissa Lang explores whether bans on social media platforms ever amount to censorship.


Facebook content guidelines are indicative of a normative perspective on women that is simultaneously both sanitized and sexualized.

Sarah Myers West

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European Commission's Hate Speech Deal With Companies Will Chill Speech

EFF
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.


The Secret Rules of the Internet

The Verge
Apr 16 2016

The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech


Facebook Is Embroiled In A Row With Activists Over “Censorship”

Buzzfeed
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.


Facebook begins Europe-wide campaign against extremist posts

Reuters
Jan 18 2016

Facebook Inc began a Europe-wide campaign on Monday to thwart extremist posts on social media.


Zuckerberg talks to Merkel about hate speech

TECHDIRT
Sep 30 2015

It's the age-old question on matters of free speech: how do we handle speech the public generally finds unacceptable?