27 July 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Jul 27 2016
404: Facebook admits that it blocked links to Wikileaks’ DNC email leak. The company claims an algorithm incorrectly labeled the links as malicious or spam.
User Not Found: Twitter has “figured out how to quickly shut down trolls who rejoice at public tragedy,” according to a recent article in Quartz.
Speech!: A new preliminary bill passed by Israel’s Knesset would impose fines on social media companies that fail to remove posts inciting terror.
Long Read: Twitter has made its verification option—previously only available to celebrities, newsroom journalists, and a select other few—open to the public, in an effort to help prevent abuse.
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In this week's roundup, we look at how Facebook can shape the way its users see the world.