8 June 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by | Jun 8 2016
Israel is seeking to establish a legislative mechanism that would require some social media companies to assume responsibility for terrorist content on their platforms.
The Frisky and Inquisitr both ask why a sexualized image of Justin Bieber is allowed on Facebook, while female bodies are so often censored.
A photograph of three plus-sized women modeling bikinis was censored by Instagram. Regarding the takedown, the blogger who organized the photo said: “Obviously Fatphobic trolls had reported the image and Instagram blindly removed it.”
After veteran Phillipine journalist Ed Lingao complained of having posts censored by Facebook, the company apologized and reinstated the post.
A pro-cannabis Australian music festival recently found its event page censored from Facebook.
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.