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12 April 2017: The Weekly Takedown

Apr 12 2017

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


Facebook content guidelines are indicative of a normative perspective on women that is simultaneously both sanitized and sexualized.

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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.


21 July: The Weekly Takedown

Jul 21 2016

In this week's update: Facebook is accused of censoring Kashmiris, Twitter bans a journalist's account for racist and sexist tweets, and a 14-year-old blog myst...


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 3, 2016: At the intersection of corporations and governments

Mar 3 2016

In this week's roundup: Facebook erases culture in Indonesia, and meetings between the US Justice Department and social media companies make headlines.


Why Google Quit China—and Why It’s Heading Back

The Atlantic
Jan 19 2016

When American Internet companies do business abroad, they are sometimes forced to do a repressive government’s dirty work.