The Weekly Takedown: 5 June 2018
by The Onlinecensorship.org Team | Jun 5 2018
CENSORED: YouTube removes over 30 drill genre music videos for excessive violence in response to a U.K. police officer’s takedown request, reports The New York Times.
LONG READ: EFF’s annual Who Has Your Back Report shows Facebook and Instagram lack transparency on government-ordered content removals.
SPEECH!: Spotify reverses its hateful conduct policy and returns artists to their editorial playlists, reports Pitchfork.
NSFW: “Steam’s capricious pornography rules hurt small game creators the most,” writes The Verge after the video game distributor removed a number of visual novel games for alleged pornographic content.
- “Greater transparency welcome but social media sites should allow independent audits of content takedowns,” argues advocacy director Courtney C. Radsch in a Committee to Protect Journalists post.