31 May 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by | May 31 2016
Speaking out against the centralization of power on the Internet, Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has called Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg the “dictator” of “the biggest nation in the world.”
YouTube has removed a video as “sexual content” that in fact contained none—at least not of the traditional sort. The video was a special edit of a pornographic film, made especially for YouTube.
Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have all signed up to a code of conduct on hate speech formulated by the European Commission. Rights groups have criticized the decision.
NPR’s Marketplace takes a look at social media censorship in various countries around the world, including Vietnam, Iran, and Bangladesh.
In other news:
In the wake of accusations that Facebook censored conservative news stories, Catholic leaders ask if the company is censoring religious content.
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Politicians censor, and accuse platforms of censorship...and more in the latest Weekly Takedown.