News
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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...


10 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Aug 10 2017

Politicians censor, and accuse platforms of censorship...and more in the latest Weekly Takedown.


Facebook Must Go Further on Transparency

Jun 30 2017

The Onlinecensorship.org responds to Facebook's "hard questions" on hate speech.


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.


1 March 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Mar 1 2017

In this latest edition of the Weekly Takedown, we look at Facebook's latest announcement, an apparent new policy at Twitter, and the effect of online censorship...


The Weekly Takedown: 11 January 2017

Jan 11 2017

This year's starting off on a censorious foot, with Apple blocking a popular news app in China. Find out more in this week's Takedown.


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.


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...


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.