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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.


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

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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.


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.


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

Nov 16 2016

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


2 November 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Nov 2 2016

Facebook dominates the headlines this week, with a new report on how executives are involved in content controversies and a letter from more than 70 rights grou...


26 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown

Oct 26 2016

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


31 May 2016: The Weekly Takedown

May 31 2016

In this week's roundup: Pirate Bay founder calls Facebook's Zuckerberg a "dictator" and YouTube attempts to redefine pornography.


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.


Censorship in the social media age

Columbia Journalism Review
Jan 21 2016

Social media platforms dominate today’s information ecosystem.