26 October 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Oct 26 2016
SPEECH!: In a surprising move, Facebook announces that it will now consider whether graphic content is “newsworthy” before censoring it.
USER NOT FOUND: Where is the line between free speech and hate speech? The Christian Science Monitor explores the question of whether Donald Trump’s hateful Facebook comments ought to be banned.
NSFW: Like similar campaigns before it, the Swedish Cancer Society’s efforts to raise awareness were thwarted by Facebook censorship, until the organization got creative.
CENSORED: Google has come under pressure from Thailand to censor derogatory comments about the country’s recently-deceased monarch.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Facebook employees argued that Donald Trump’s posts should be banned as hate speech.
May 25 2016
In this week's roundup, we look at how Facebook can shape the way its users see the world.