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Introducing Offline/Online: A Series of Infographics Demonstrating How Offline Inequities Are Replicated Online

Mar 7 2018

People in marginalized communities who are targets of persecution and violence—from the Rohingya in Burma to Native Americans in North Dakota—are using social m...


...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

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Offline/Online Sources

Feb 21 2018

Offline/Online is a series of Onlinecensorship.org data visuals exploring how content moderation practices by social media companies impact marginalized communi...


Onlinecensorship.org Launches Resource Kit for Journalists

Sep 30 2017

This resource answers frequently asked questions and provides background information on various issue areas, including fake news, hate speech, and censorship of...


Onlinecensorship.org launches second report, "Censorship in Context" (PDF)

Nov 16 2016

Censorship in Context: Insights from Crowdsourced Data on Social Media Censorship


If social media companies control both the medium and the message—without oversight or transparency—they take the leap from a being a ‘walled garden’ to a selectively clear-cut forest.

Jillian C. York

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Onlinecensorship.org launches first report (PDF)

Mar 31 2016

Unfriending Censorship: Insights from four months of crowdsourced data on social media censorship