...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
Introducing Offline/Online: A Series of Infographics Demonstrating How Offline Inequities Are Replicated Online
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...
Censorship in Context: Insights from Crowdsourced Data on Social Media Censorship
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Marissa Lang explores whether bans on social media platforms ever amount to censorship.
A new agreement between the European Commission and four major U.S. companies—Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft—went into effect yesterday.
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Social media platforms dominate today’s information ecosystem.
Allowing ill-defined "extremist" content to be removed without judicial oversight or due process can too easily be used by states interested in limiting indepen...