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new From The Guardian:

Age checks, trolls and deepfakes: what’s in the online safety bill?

Global Perspectives
new From Fight for the Future:

Meta’s decision on Trump is a huge distraction from thoughtful debate about content moderation and how to address the harms of Big Tech

Platform policy and governance
new From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Report – Defending Data: Privacy Protection, Independent Researchers, and Access to Social Media Data in the US and EU

Platform policy and governance
new From Washington Post:

Censorship, arrests, power cuts. India scrambles to block BBC documentary.

Global Perspectives
new From Reuters:

Meta urged to boost Africa content moderation as contractor quits

Global Perspectives Labor
From Tech Policy Press:

Right, Capacity and Will in Content Moderation: A Case for User Empowerment

Platform policy and governance
From Newsweek:

Social Media Giants Must Speak Out Against LGBTQ Persecution in Ghana

Global Perspectives Sexuality & Gender
Advanced From Software Freedom Law Centre:

Finding 404: A Report on Website Blocking in India

Global Perspectives
From Access Now:

#KeepItOn: Who is shutting down the internet in Ukraine?

Global Perspectives
Advanced From Tech Policy Press:

What Does Europe’s Digital Services Act Mean for Targeted Political Advertising in the U.S.?

Platform policy and governance EU Regulations
From Context:

Twitter, first consider human rights impacts

Platform policy and governance human rights
From USA Today:

What is Mastodon? What to know about the decentralized site some see as a Twitter alternative

Platform policy and governance Fediverse
Basic From Rest of World:

What’s next in the tech layoff saga?

Global Perspectives Labor
Advanced From Tech Policy Press:

The Hidden Value of Prototyping for Policy Making in Tech and Beyond

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Context:

How Musk's Twitter takeover could endanger vulnerable users

Global Perspectives human rights
From Rest of World:

Global Twitter employees describe chaos as layoffs gut their teams

Global Perspectives Labor
Basic From Index on Censorship:

Government’s online harms white paper risk damaging freedom of expression in the UK

Sexuality & Gender human rights
Basic From Article 19:

EU: Ensure effective enforcement of Digital Markets Act

Platform policy and governance Global Perspectives
Basic From TIME:

Elon Musk Is the Lord of Twitter. We Are the Peasants

Platform policy and governance human rights
Advanced From Center for Democracy and Technology:

An Unrepresentative Democracy: How Disinformation and Online Abuse Hinder Women of Color Political Candidates in the United States

Platform policy and governance Sexuality & Gender
Advanced From Moderated Content:

The Supreme Court Takes up Section 230

Platform policy and governance U.S. Regulations
Advanced From Transatlantic Working Group:

FREEDOM and ACCOUNTABILITY A Transatlantic Framework for Moderating Speech Online [PDF]

Platform policy and governance EU Regulations
Advanced From TechDirt:

Everyone Seems To Be Getting The Story About PayPal And Its Supposed $2,500 Fines For Misinfo Wrong

Platform policy and governance
Basic From SMEX:

Meta Censored Palestinians Last May – Independent Audit Report Confirms

Platform policy and governance Global Perspectives
Basic From Reason:

Cloudflare Can Cancel Service to Terrible Websites Like Kiwi Farms. But Should It?

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Tech Policy Press:

“Exhausting and Dangerous:” Is Election Disinformation a Priority for Platforms?

Platform policy and governance U.S. Regulations
Basic From Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Indonesia’s New Draft Criminal Code Restrains Political Dissent

Global Perspectives
Basic From Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Google’s Scans of Private Photos Led to False Accusations of Child Abuse

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Business Insider:

A factory line of terrors: TikTok's African content moderators complain they were treated like robots, reviewing videos of suicide and animal cruelty for less than $3 an hour.

Global Perspectives Labor
Advanced From Article 19:

UN: Submission to Special Rapporteur on free expression and armed conflicts

human rights Global Perspectives
Basic From Scientific American:

A Proposed Antiabortion Law Infringes on Free Speech

U.S. Regulations Reproductive Rights
Advanced From Stanford CIS:

What Does the DSA Say?

EU Regulations Platform policy and governance
From Brookings TechStream:

Using ‘safety by design’ to address online harms

Global Perspectives U.S. Regulations
Basic From Amnesty International:

Meta’s Human Rights Report ignores the real threat the company poses to human rights worldwide

Global Perspectives human rights
Advanced From Lawfare Blog:

Modularity for International Internet Governance

Global Perspectives Platform policy and governance
From Ranking Digital Rights:

The 2022 Big Tech Scorecard

Platform policy and governance
Advanced From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Shedding Light on Shadowbanning

Platform policy and governance
From Brookings TechStream:

Policy recommendations for addressing content moderation in podcasts

Platform policy and governance
From The Intercept:

Facebook's Ukraine-Russia Moderation Rules Prompt Cries of Double Standard

Platform policy and governance Global Perspectives
Basic From Tech Policy Press:

Evaluating Alternatives to Content Removal on Social Media Platforms

Platform policy and governance
From Mnemonic:

Oversight Board Case on Graphic Human Rights Documentation from Sudan Has Big Implications

Platform policy and governance Global Perspectives
Advanced From forthcoming Harvard Law Review Vol. 136:

Content Moderation as Administration

Platform policy and governance
From The Guardian:

Flood of Russian misinformation puts tech companies in the hot seat

Platform policy and governance Global Perspectives
From :

The Internet is a Force Multiplier for Ukraine

Platform policy and governance Global Perspectives
Advanced From 28 Michigan Technology Law Review 1 (2021):

Content Moderation Remedies

Platform policy and governance
From The Atlantic:

Facebook Has a Superuser-Supremacy Problem

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Center for Democracy & Technology:

CDT Leads Broad Human Rights Coalition Urging Senate to Drop EARN IT Act

U.S. Regulations Sexuality & Gender
Basic From The Verge:

Twitter suspends Wordle-ruining bot

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Lawfare Blog:

The Oversight Board Moment You Should’ve Been Waiting For: Facebook Responds to the First Set of Decisions

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Committee to Protect Journalists:

How social media regulation could affect the press

Global Perspectives
Basic From Axios:

The state tech policy battles that will rage in 2022

U.S. Regulations
Basic From The Atlantic:

America’s Favorite Flimsy Pretext for Limiting Free Speech

U.S. Regulations
Basic From CJR:

Online censorship is growing in Modi’s India

Global Perspectives
Advanced From Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation:

Santa Clara Principles 2.0 Open Consultation Report

Global Perspectives
Basic From EDRi:

Two steps forward, one step back: DMA must do more to free people from digital walled gardens

EU Regulations
Advanced From Cambridge University Press:

Short of Suspension: How Suspension Warnings Can Reduce Hate Speech on Twitter

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Lawfare Blog:

The Lawfare Podcast: Finstas, Falsehoods and the First Amendment

U.S. Regulations
Basic From Access Now:

Terrorist Content Regulation: the fight for fundamental rights isn’t over

EU Regulations
Basic From TechDirt:

Infrastructure And Content Moderation: Challenges And Opportunities

Platform policy and governance
Basic From TechDirt:

Social Media Regulation In African Countries Will Require More Than International Human Rights Law

Global Perspectives
Advanced From 7amleh:

Hate Network Hate Speech on Social Media Platforms in the Palestinian Context and its Impact on their Digital Rights

Global Perspectives
Advanced From POMEPS Studies 43: Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East:

Digital Orientalism: #SaveSheikhJarrah and Arabic Content Moderation

Global Perspectives
Advanced From Information, Communication & Society:

The Stepping into Visibility Model: reflecting on consequences of social media visibility – a Global South perspective

Global Perspectives
Basic From The Conversation:

To protect our privacy and free speech, Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms

Global Perspectives
Advanced From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Outside Looking In: Approaches to Content Moderation in End-to-End Encrypted Systems

Platform policy and governance
Advanced From Brennan Center for Justice:

Double Standards in Social Media Content Moderation

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Human Rights Watch:

Indonesia: Suspend, Revise New Internet Regulation

Global Perspectives
Advanced From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Do You See What I See? Capabilities and Limits of Automated Multimedia Content Analysis

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Rest of World:

New laws requiring social media platforms to hire local staff could endanger employees

Global Perspectives
Basic From Brookings TechStream:

US and EU tech strategy aren’t as aligned as you think

U.S. Regulations
Advanced From Feminist Media Studies:

The Shadowban Cycle: an autoethnography of pole dancing, nudity and censorship on Instagram

Sexuality & Gender
Basic From The Guardian:

Give Facebook our passport? It won’t fix the problem

Anonymity
Basic From Lawfare Blog:

The Lawfare Podcast: The Challenges of Audio Content Moderation

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Access Now:

Regulating online platforms: how EU Member States are undermining the Digital Services Act

EU Regulations
Advanced From Tech Policy Press:

The Internet Beyond Social Media Thought-Robber Barons

Platform policy and governance
Basic From The Verge:

Trans streamers are creating the visibility Twitch won’t give them

Sexuality & Gender
Basic From Brookings TechStream:

A guide for conceptualizing the debate over Section 230

U.S. Regulations
Advanced From Congressional Research Service:

Section 230: An Overview

U.S. Regulations
Advanced From Iowa Law Review:

Social Media as Contractual Networks: A Bottom up Check on Content Moderation

Global Perspectives
Basic From Bits of Freedom:

Anonymity is Indispensable

Anonymity
Advanced From European Law Journal 2022 (forthcoming):

Taking Fundamental Rights Seriously in the Digital Services Act’s Platform Liability Regime

Platform policy and governance EU Regulations
Basic From Epicenter Works:

How Austria wants to implement upload filters and ancillary copyright

Global Perspectives
From TIME:

India's New Internet Rules Are a Step Toward 'Digital Authoritarianism,' Activists Say. Here's What They Will Mean

Global Perspectives
Basic From The Link Newspaper:

Censorship and sex work: The realities of the modern-day sex worker

Sexuality & Gender
Advanced From Porn Studies:

Sex in the Shadows of Celebrity

Sexuality & Gender
Basic From The Guardian:

Australia: Fears online safety law could censor all adult content and force sex workers off internet

Sexuality & Gender
Basic From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Section 230 and Competition Policy are Inextricably Intertwined

U.S. Regulations
Basic From The New Arab:

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Global Perspectives
From Radiolab:

Facebook's Supreme Court

Platform policy and governance
Basic From The New Yorker:

Inside the Making of Facebook’s Supreme Court

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Center for Democracy & Technology:

CDT Urges Oversight Board to Hold Political Leaders to Higher Standards on Incitement to Violence

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Columbia Journalism Review:

Why ending anonymity would not make social media better

Anonymity
From Brookings TechStream:

What the European DSA and DMA proposals mean for online platforms

Platform policy and governance Global Perspectives
Basic From Brookings TechTank:

Four lessons for U.S. legislators from the EU Digital Services Act

EU Regulations
Advanced From Sexuality & Culture Journal:

Fighting Hate Speech, Silencing Drag Queens? Artificial Intelligence in Content Moderation and Risks to LGBTQ Voices Online

Sexuality & Gender
Advanced From Connecticut Law Review:

Hate Speech on Social Media: Content Moderation in Context

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Brookings TechStream:

How hate speech reveals the invisible politics of internet infrastructure

Platform policy and governance
Advanced From New Media & Society:

Content moderation: Social media’s sexist assemblages

Sexuality & Gender
Basic From Ranking Digital Rights:

2020 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index

Platform policy and governance
Advanced From First Monday:

A corpo-civic space: A notion to address social media’s corporate/civic hybridity

Platform policy and governance
Basic From OneZero:

How to Start Fixing Social Media

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Justitia:

The Digital Berlin Wall: How Germany (Accidentally) Created a Prototype for Global Online Censorship

EU Regulations
Advanced From Social Media Collective:

Content Moderation: A Reading List

Platform policy and governance
Basic From Internet Lab:

Drag queens and Artificial Intelligence: should computers decide what is ‘toxic’ on the internet?

Sexuality & Gender
Advanced From The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability:

Lawfare Blog An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity

U.S. Regulations
Basic From Data & Society:

Content or Context Moderation? Artisanal, Community-Reliant, and Industrial Approaches

Platform policy and governance
Advanced From Harvard Law Review:

The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech

Platform policy and governance
Advanced From Internet Histories:

From usernames to profiles: the development of pseudonymity in Internet communication

Anonymity
Basic From The Coral Project:

The Real Name Fallacy

Anonymity