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Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or “inconvenient” as determined by a ruling authority.

Governments and private organizations may engage in censorship. Other groups or institutions may propose and petition for censorship. When an individual such as an author or other creator engages in censorship of their own works or speech, it is referred to as self-censorship.


A 1993 Time Magazine article quotes computer scientist John Gillmore, one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as saying “The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”

google, twitter, fb, ..


adding page this day:

Ryan Gallagher (@rj_gallagher) tweeted at 3:00 AM – 1 Aug 2018 :

Revealed: Google is planning to launch a censored search engine in China that will blacklist websites & search terms about human rights, democracy, political opposition, academic studies, religion, & peaceful protest: https://t.co/J8Ax2M2RKo (http://twitter.com/rj_gallagher/status/1024580609363062786?s=17)

WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) tweeted at 4:55 AM – 6 Aug 2018 :

Infowars says it has been banned by Facebook for unspecified ‘hate speech’. Rgardless of the facts in this case, the ability of Facebook to censor rivial publishers is a global anti-trust problem, which along with San Francisco cultural imperialism reduces political diversity. https://t.co/xb5oY2JHzy(http://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1026421516072759296?s=17)

Nicolas Henin (@N_Henin) tweeted at 4:59 AM – 6 Aug 2018 :
Propaganda is not « political diversity ». https://t.co/GTXUFHtmrY (http://twitter.com/N_Henin/status/1026422428036210689?s=17)

Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) tweeted at 5:17 AM – 6 Aug 2018 :
Apple Is Removing Alex Jones And Infowars’ Podcasts From iTunes https://t.co/J8PZOwPntu (http://twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1026427057943797760?s=17)

via web foundation rt:

Ranking Digital Rights (@rankingrights) tweeted at 7:35 AM – 1 Aug 2018 :
Google is reportedly planning a censorship-friendly search service for China https://t.co/YRvNeNil5t via @techcrunch (http://twitter.com/rankingrights/status/1024649853027209216?s=17)

@wikileaks I guess you’ve become incapable of realising what a mockery you’ve become Julian. This has nothing to do with free speech and infowars has nothing to do with state power critique. They’ve threatened violence and regularly harass victims of mass shootings.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/joeyayoub/status/1026527288790331394


zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) tweeted at 6:59 AM – 15 Mar 2019 :
It’s not censorship to refuse to act as publicity agent for a snuff film. People were murdered to get others to play that footage, to post that sick joke of a “manifesto”, to lead others to search terms. Editorial judgment isn’t censorship. Cover the news. https://t.co/fSpI97yJNe (http://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1106540383864000513?s=17)

Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) tweeted at 9:55 PM on Thu, Mar 14, 2019:
The New Zealand massacre was livestreamed on Facebook, announced on 8chan, reposted on YouTube, commentated about on Reddit, and mirrored around the world before the tech companies could even react.

juxta ness

Ethan Zuckerman (@EthanZ) tweeted at 3:15 PM – 20 Mar 2019 :
Before you get too optimistic about the power of AI, YouTube with all its resources couldn’t take down the NZ shooter video with automated methods because of simple modifications like watermarks or logos added to frames: https://t.co/lRMW3xbcIe(http://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/1108477289262731264?s=17)