censorship

Sep
07
Engagement in an age of declining press freedom

Engagement in an age of declining press freedom

Attacks on the independence of the press are underway in the UK and the US. Twitter is stripping context from thoughtful debates. The only antidote is thoughtful engagement work.
5 min read
Jan
27
Facebook getting more involved in journalism is still a bad idea

Facebook getting more involved in journalism is still a bad idea

Do we really want to turn Facebook into an editorial beast?
1 min read
Feb
02

Blogger flees Pakistan "fearing for his life"

In some parts of the world, blogging is still very much a revolutionary activity: Pakistani blogger Aasim Saeed who went
Nov
18
City Students Union votes to ban Mail, Sun and Express

City Students Union votes to ban Mail, Sun and Express

We are clearly living in interesting times. There are political moves afoot in the student union at City, University of
1 min read
Nov
18
Is Stop Funding Hate an attack on free speech?

Is Stop Funding Hate an attack on free speech?

Stop Stop Funding Hate, says Brendan O’Neill for The Spectator: SFH’s agitation to pull ads from newspapers is
1 min read
Sep
15

Inside the Facebook censorship machine

Fascinating interview with Monika Bickert, the head of global policy for Facebook: We use technology to help us triage reports,
1 min read
Jul
25

And now - a message from the Department of Dirty

It’s for your protection. You don’t want to be dirty, do you?
Jul
03
"Right To Censor" Watch

"Right To Censor" Watch

Well, it’s looking like the judgement that gives people the “right to be forgotten” is rapidly becoming the “right
1 min read
Feb
26

Seriously, Starbucks? It's just Tumblr...

Content blocking at work in Starbucks. Time to fire up the personal hotspot from my iPhone…
Dec
12

Automattic backs WordPress bloggers in court

Parker Higgins: The blogging platform WordPress.com has taken the unusual — and welcome — step of going to court to defend