...before this when content was removed from Facebook users got a notice saying it had been flagged as inappropriate or that it somehow violated terms of service, indicating that the takedown came from another user’s report. Location-based blocking of videos and content for political reasons has usually come from the government via DNS-based blocking or similar practices, never from social media companies themselves.
Marianne Diaz Hernandez
Introducing Offline/Online: A Series of Infographics Demonstrating How Offline Inequities Are Replicated Online
Mar 7 2018
People in marginalized communities who are targets of persecution and violence—from the Rohingya in Burma to Native Americans in North Dakota—are using social m...
Nov 16 2016
Censorship in Context: Insights from Crowdsourced Data on Social Media 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.
Jun 3 2016
A new agreement between the European Commission and four major U.S. companies—Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft—went into effect yesterday.
Apr 16 2016
The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech
Mar 31 2016
Unfriending Censorship: Insights from four months of crowdsourced data on social media censorship
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.
Columbia Journalism Review
Jan 21 2016
Social media platforms dominate today’s information ecosystem.
COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
Oct 16 2015
Allowing ill-defined "extremist" content to be removed without judicial oversight or due process can too easily be used by states interested in limiting indepen...