22 June: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Jun 22 2016
- Following talks with the Bangladesh government, three major social media companies have agreed to do more to remove “inappropriate content” from their platforms.
- “[I]t’s painful to read these tweets — that’s our society, you have to have room for all these voices,” said Twitter chairman Omid Kordestani, defending free speech on the platform.
- After Orlando, are social media sites encroaching on users’ free speech?” asks the National Coalition Against Censorship.
- A new tool would allow companies to more easily identify images "generated by terrorists and their supporters" and remove them from their platforms, but companies are wary.
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Jun 8 2016
In this week's edition: Bias against bodies, Israel seeks social media control, a Philippine journalist censored, and more.
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.