28 June 2017: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Jun 28 2017
SPEECH!: A new report from ProPublica shows that Facebook’s secret rules protect white men—but not black children—from hate speech
USER NOT FOUND: Twitter suspended the accounts of @thefader and other music publications allegedly following a barrage of copyright claims about content from the BET Awards and NBA Awards.
LONG READ: Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube have launched a new partnership aimed at combating terrorism.
CENSORED: Vietnam and Thailand are putting pressure on Google and Facebook to curb hate speech and fake news, reports the Straits Times.
An opinion piece from the Bangkok Post speaks against censorship in Thailand; authorities have recently appealed to social media sites to censor a range of content, including Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”.
In an opinion piece published by The Hill, Mark Epstein asks “Should government ‘outsource’ censorship to Facebook and Twitter?
China has moved to ban livestreaming on three major websites.
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Politicians censor, and accuse platforms of censorship...and more in the latest Weekly Takedown.