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11 May 2018: The Weekly Takedown

May 11 2018

Users deserve transparency and accountability, which is why we’ve released the Santa Clara Principles and more news in this week’s Takedown.


31 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Aug 31 2017

In this week's update: Western firms consider censorship in Iran, another domain registrar pulls a neo-Nazi site, and more...


17 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Aug 17 2017

As white supremacists take to the streets, social media companies have begun to deny them a platform online.


2 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Aug 2 2017

In the latest Weekly Takedown: Google's technosolutionism, why the #freethenipple movement is struggling, and more...


19 July 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jul 19 2017

Winnie the Pooh, terrorist content, and sacred cows are among the content censored this week by social media platforms...


12 July 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jul 12 2017

Criticism of Germany's hate speech law, Facebook's solutions to hate speech, and Twitter's policies...and more in the latest Weekly Takedown.


28 June 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jun 28 2017

In this week’s Takedown, major platforms form an anti-terrorism agreement, while Twitter gets heavy-handed on copyright infringement.


21 June 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jun 21 2017

In this week's Takedown: YouTube apologizes for censoring queer content, while Facebook mistakes anti-terror for terror.


27 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Apr 27 2017

Thailand and Vietnam go after Facebook, Instagram goes after museums, and Twitter refuses to go after Trump...and more in this week's Takedown.


18 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Apr 20 2017

Facebook is under fire this week after a murder was broadcast on its Live platform.


12 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Apr 12 2017

This week's update shows how governments and corporate executives collaborate to limit access to content online.


31 March 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Mar 31 2017

A look at Twitter's latest transparency report and YouTube's new "restricted" mode...and more in this week's Takedown.


24 March 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Mar 24 2017

This week, we take a look at YouTube's latest restrictions and Twitter's takedown of more than half a million accounts.


2 February 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Feb 2 2017

In this week's update: Facebook admits to automated bans, the company's role in Poland, and the toll that commercial content moderation takes on its workers.


The Weekly Takedown: 18 January 2017

Jan 18 2017

Censorship in Thailand, a lawsuit against Microsoft, and more in this week's Takedown.


The Weekly Takedown: 7 December 2016

Dec 6 2016

Silicon Valley companies join forces against terrorism, one Chinese's company's quest to take censorship abroad, and more.


26 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Oct 26 2016

Will Facebook's new enforcement guidelines result in more freedom of expression on the platform?


12 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Oct 12 2016

In this week's roundup: the Brazilian government can't take a joke, Facebook's "mass purge" of Kashmiri accounts, and more...


28 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Sep 28 2016

YouTube gamifies content moderation, Twitter refuses a takedown request, and more in this week's takedown.


14 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Sep 14 2016

Nudity on Facebook and Instagram feature heavily in this week's takedown.


7 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Sep 7 2016

This week, we look at algorithmic models to fight extremism, the growth of white nationalism on Twitter, and the ever-increasing censorship of Facebook pages an...


27 July 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jul 27 2016

In this week's update, we look at new features at Twitter, Facebook's block of a Wikileaks link, and more.