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11 May 2018: The Weekly Takedown

May 11 2018

Users deserve transparency and accountability, which is why we’ve released the Santa Clara Principles and more news in this week’s Takedown.


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.


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.


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.


21 June 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jun 21 2017

In this week's Takedown: YouTube apologizes for censoring queer content, while Facebook mistakes anti-terror for terror.


31 May 2017: The Weekly Takedown

May 31 2017

A leak of Facebook's internal rulebook is making waves; meanwhile, users continue to complain about YouTube's advertising policies.


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.


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.


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

Nov 16 2016

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


Blocked and banned by social media: When is it censorship?

San Francisco Chronicle
Aug 30 2016

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Marissa Lang explores whether bans on social media platforms ever amount to censorship.


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.