14 September 2017: The Weekly Takedown
by Mathana Stender | Sep 14 2017
Activists fear that important video evidence from the history of the Syrian war is at risk as YouTube reins in content, reports the AP.
Rolling Stone examines the human cost of monitoring the internet. For the Thousands who dredge through the worst content on social media platforms, content moderation is more than a labor issue.
A new report from the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel claims the government’s 'Cyber Unit' has been operating illegally to censor social media content.
In addition to prohibited content, Facebook users can report “fake news. ” The Financial Times reports that the social network’s self-policing needs an update.
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