1 September 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jessica Anderson | Sep 1 2016
At least two videos documenting the killing of black Americans by police have disappeared from Facebook and Instagram. A new open letter from activists calls on Mark Zuckerberg to adopt a “no censorship” policy for content related to law enforcement.
Twitter users in Turkey are now reportedly being censored not only for their own tweets, but for merely liking or retweeting journalists’ tweets.
The list of artworks removed from Facebook gets longer and more absurd. This week’s censored subject: a renaissance drawing of a hand.
Several Facebook pages celebrating the brutal murder of shopkeeper Asad Shah remain online after numerous reports, raising concerns about the platform’s willingness to remove hate crimes and hate speech.