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When content moderation hurts

Originally published by Mozilla Foundation as part of the Internet Health Report. Primary contributors to this article include: Solana Larsen, Owen Bennett, Brandi Geurkink, Eeva Moore, Stefan Baack and Kasia Odrozek. Thanks to all reviewers! Design: Kristina Shu. Illustrations: Xenia Latii. — — Six stories to inspire better regulation Numbers alone do little to illustrate […]

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“Silenced Net: The Chilling Effect among Palestinian Youth in Social Media”

March 2, 2020

Research report by 7amleh originally posted on 2oth October, 2019 According to a new research report, “Silenced Net: The Chilling Effect among Palestinian Youth in Social Media,” the current legal, political and social environment is having a significant impact on the political activity of Palestinian youth on the internet. Many young Palestinians have had their […]

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Content Moderation is Broken. Let Us Count the Ways.

December 27, 2019

Originally posted on EFF written by Jillian C. York and Corynne McSherry Social media platforms regularly engage in “content moderation”—the depublication, downranking, and sometimes outright censorship of information and/or user accounts from social media and other digital platforms, usually based on an alleged violation of a platform’s “community standards” policy. In recent years, this practice […]

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