12 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Oct 12 2016
SPEECH: Facebook has deleted a parody account in order to avoid being blocked by the Brazilian government.
USER NOT FOUND: “There has been mass purge of Kashmiri accounts” on Facebook, says Mohammad Junaid, a founder of the Kashmiri Solidarity Network.
CENSORED: A new Change.org petition calls on Facebook to stop censoring the accounts of black and trans activists.
LONG READ: The Atlantic’s latest cover story asks if a future conflict could lead the US government to censor the social media industry as Abraham Lincoln did the national telegraph system.
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Politicians censor, and accuse platforms of censorship...and more in the latest Weekly Takedown.