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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.


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

Nov 16 2016

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


4 August 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Aug 4 2016

In this week's update, we look at how Instagram is dealing with harassment on its platform, two political crises for Facebook and Twitter's future use of corpor...


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.


Does social media have a censorship problem?

May 13 2016

Index on Censorship spoke with team members Jillian C. York and Matthew Stender.


The Secret Rules of the Internet

The Verge
Apr 16 2016

The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech


Onlinecensorship.org launches first report (PDF)

Mar 31 2016

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


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.


February 16, 2016: Facebook must face up to French censorship

Feb 16 2016

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


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.