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The Weekly Takedown: 28 April 2018

Apr 28 2018

It’s content takedown transparency week, as Facebook and YouTube release reports on how they enforce community guidelines.


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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23 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Aug 23 2017

After Charlottesville, debate over how companies should deal with hate speech is growing. Here are just a few of the pieces that addressed the topic this week.


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.


10 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Aug 10 2017

Politicians censor, and accuse platforms of censorship...and more in the latest Weekly Takedown.


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.


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.


1 March 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Mar 1 2017

In this latest edition of the Weekly Takedown, we look at Facebook's latest announcement, an apparent new policy at Twitter, and the effect of online censorship...


25 January 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jan 25 2017

The censorship of a Russian media outlet, pirates posting porn, 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.


23 November 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Nov 23 2016

After a brief hiatus, the Weekly Takedown is back...and just in time for mass suspensions on Twitter!


1 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Sep 1 2016

In this week's takedown, we look at censorship in Turkey, protest against Facebook in the US, and a censored hand.


21 July: The Weekly Takedown

Jul 21 2016

In this week's update: Facebook is accused of censoring Kashmiris, Twitter bans a journalist's account for racist and sexist tweets, and a 14-year-old blog myst...


13 July 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jul 13 2016

This week's headlines are filled with news about censorship on Facebook. We take a deeper look.


22 June: The Weekly Takedown

Jun 22 2016

In this week's edition: Pressure from Bangladesh to remove "inappropriate speech," and removal of speech with no prodding at all.


15 June 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jun 15 2016

In this week's edition: Companies grapple with hate speech, and AI gets its day in the limelight.


31 May 2016: The Weekly Takedown

May 31 2016

In this week's roundup: Pirate Bay founder calls Facebook's Zuckerberg a "dictator" and YouTube attempts to redefine pornography.


March 9, 2016: More transparency needed

Mar 9 2016

In this week's roundup: The ACLU calls for more transparency, and Facebook censors a sexual health video.


March 3, 2016: At the intersection of corporations and governments

Mar 3 2016

In this week's roundup: Facebook erases culture in Indonesia, and meetings between the US Justice Department and social media companies make headlines.


February 9, 2016: Facebook thinks ice cream cones are too sexy

Feb 9 2016

Each week, we will share a roundup of notable news articles related to censorship on social networks.