29 June 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Jun 29 2016
- Opinion: Google is both the world’s biggest provider of information and its biggest censor.
- The Philippines’ Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility has published a piece looking at Facebook censorship in the country.
- The relationship between social media and art is tricky - one is about pushing boundaries, and the other, about enforcing them.
- Google and Facebook are reportedly using automated tools to take down extremist videos.
In other news:
Is Facebook deleting atheist pages in the MENA region?
A new tool has been developed that could potentially delete certain extremist from social networks before it goes public—but social media companies are skeptical.
A well-known Singaporean has been banned from Facebook for three days, allegedly for the political content he posted.
May 31 2016
In this week's roundup: Pirate Bay founder calls Facebook's Zuckerberg a "dictator" and YouTube attempts to redefine pornography.