Further Readings

Featured Reads

Books and Journal Articles

What is a flag for? Social media tools and the vocabulary of reporting

Crawford, K. and Gillespie, T. (2014)

New Media & Society, doi: 10.1177/1461444814543163

Social Media Governance

Flew, T. (2015)

Social Media + Society 1(1): 1-2

The dirty job of keeping Facebook clean

Gillespie, T. (2010)

Culture Digitally

The Internet is a Semicommons

Grimmelmann, J. (2010)

Fordham Law Review 78(6)

The Brave New World of Social Media Censorship

Heins, M. (2014)

Harvard Law Review 127(8)

Regulating Online Content Moderation

Langvardt, K. (2017)

Georgetown Law Journal

Consent of the Networked

MacKinnon, R. (2012)

Basic Books

Fostering Freedom Online: The Role of Internet Intermediaries

MacKinnon, R., Hickock, E., Bar, A. and Lim, H. (2015)

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom

Content Moderation

Roberts, S. T. (2017)

Encyclopedia of Big Data.

Commercial content moderation: Digital laborers’ dirty work.

Roberts, S.T. (2016)

Noble, S.U. and Tynes, B. (Eds.), The intersectional internet: Race, sex, class and culture online (pp. 147-159).

Evaluating the legitimacy of platform governance: A review of research and a shared research agenda

Suzor, N., Van Geelen, T. and West, S.M. (2018)

International Communication Gazette

The Privatization of Human Rights: Illusions of Consent, Automation and Neutrality

Taylor, E. (2016)

Global Commission on Internet Governance

Policing Content in the Quasi-Public Sphere

York, J. C. (2010)

OpenNet Initiative

Blog Posts and News Articles

The big myth Facebook needs everyone to believe

Dewey, C. (2016)

Washington Post, 28 January 2016

Censorship in the Social Media Age

Gourarie, C. (2016)


Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

Kang, C. and Conger, K. (2018)

The New York Times

Ruling Facebookistan

MacKinnon, R. (2012)

Foreign Policy

The Facebook Files

Multiple Authors (2017)

The Guardian

Where’s the digital street?

Sauter, M. (2012)

Odd Letters, 2 May 2012

Google Buzz: The Corporatization of Public Commons

Tufekci, Z. (2010)


Facebook, Network Externalities, Regulation

Tufekci, Z. (2010)


The Myth of a Borderless Internet

York, J. C. (2015)

The Atlantic

Dreams of Freedom, Dreams of Domination

York, J. C. (2015)

New Internationalist

Facebook: The New Censor's Office

York, J.C. (2018)

The New Internationalist

A Brief History of YouTube Censorship

York, J.C. (2018)


A Slippery Slope of Censorship at YouTube

Zeller, T. (2006)

New York Times

Facebook’s Censorship Problem

Zimmer, M. (2011)

Huffington Post, 22 June 2011