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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.


Onlinecensorship.org, for me, was about drawing attention to how social media censorship disproportionately affects marginalized communities. The communities that could most benefit from protected spaces online are being excluded from participation.

Ramzi Jaber

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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.


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.


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...


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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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.


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.