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The Weekly Takedown: 20 June 2018

The Onlinecensorship.org Team
Jun 20 2018

YouTube’s arbitrary enforcement of its moderation policies drew criticism from gambling vloggers, cannabis channels, and more in this week’s Weekly Takedown.


11 May 2018: The Weekly Takedown

The Onlinecensorship.org Team
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.


14 September 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Matthew Stender
Sep 14 2017

This Week In Censorship


31 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Aug 31 2017

In this week's update: Western firms consider censorship in Iran, another domain registrar pulls a neo-Nazi site, and more...


17 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Aug 17 2017

As white supremacists take to the streets, social media companies have begun to deny them a platform online.


2 August 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Aug 2 2017

In the latest Weekly Takedown: Google's technosolutionism, why the #freethenipple movement is struggling, and more...


19 July 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Jul 19 2017

Winnie the Pooh, terrorist content, and sacred cows are among the content censored this week by social media platforms...


12 July 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Jul 12 2017

Criticism of Germany's hate speech law, Facebook's solutions to hate speech, and Twitter's policies...and more in the latest Weekly Takedown.


Facebook Must Go Further on Transparency

The Onlinecensorship.org Team
Jun 30 2017

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


28 June 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
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

Jillian C. York
Jun 21 2017

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


27 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Matthew Stender
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.


18 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Matthew Stender
Apr 20 2017

Facebook is under fire this week after a murder was broadcast on its Live platform.


12 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Matthew Stender
Apr 12 2017

This week's update shows how governments and corporate executives collaborate to limit access to content online.


31 March 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Ramzi Jaber
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

Jillian C. York
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.


2 February 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Feb 2 2017

In this week's update: Facebook admits to automated bans, the company's role in Poland, and the toll that commercial content moderation takes on its workers.


The Weekly Takedown: 18 January 2017

Jillian C. York
Jan 18 2017

Censorship in Thailand, a lawsuit against Microsoft, and more in this week's Takedown.


The Weekly Takedown: 7 December 2016

Jillian C. York
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)

Jillian C. York
Nov 16 2016

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


26 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Oct 26 2016

Will Facebook's new enforcement guidelines result in more freedom of expression on the platform?


Censorship against Palestinians brings Onlinecensorship.org back to its roots

Jessica Anderson
Oct 12 2016

News of an agreement between Facebook and the Israeli government shines a new light on the deactivation of several Palestinian editors' Facebook accounts.


12 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Oct 12 2016

In this week's roundup: the Brazilian government can't take a joke, Facebook's "mass purge" of Kashmiri accounts, and more...


28 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Sep 28 2016

YouTube gamifies content moderation, Twitter refuses a takedown request, and more in this week's takedown.


14 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Sep 14 2016

Nudity on Facebook and Instagram feature heavily in this week's takedown.


7 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Sep 7 2016

This week, we look at algorithmic models to fight extremism, the growth of white nationalism on Twitter, and the ever-increasing censorship of Facebook pages an...


27 July 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Jillian C. York
Jul 27 2016

In this week's update, we look at new features at Twitter, Facebook's block of a Wikileaks link, and more.