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
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...
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.
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...
Index on Censorship spoke with team members Jillian C. York and Matthew Stender.
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...
The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech
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 says its community standards are inert, universal, agnostic to place and time.
Social media platforms dominate today’s information ecosystem.
The author received a takedown notice from Facebook 24 hours after posting about Charlie Hebdo.
When American Internet companies do business abroad, they are sometimes forced to do a repressive government’s dirty work.
Facebook has clarified that a report from TheWire.in was mistakenly labelled as spam and has since been restored.
“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...
"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...