Google CEO Criticized For Response to AI Researcher’s Exit

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has sent an email to Google employees in an effort to address backlash the company is facing over Dr. Timnit Gebru’s exit.

Section 230’s Future Is Shaky…Even With a Biden/Harris Administration

The controversial Section 230, protecting social media companies, may be under threat even with the incoming Biden/Harris administration.

Justice Department Recommends Rolling Back Big Tech Protections

In the wake of President Trump’s executive order targeting social media companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed rolling back tech protections.

Zoom In Hot Water Over Censorship On Behalf of Beijing

Zoom has found itself in hot water again, this time over suspending accounts at the request of the Chinese government.

Senator Hawley Questions Google CEO Over China Censorship

YouTube is in hot water over claims it engaged in censorship on behalf of the Chinese government.

Facebook Caves to Pressures to Censor ‘Anti-State’ Posts in Vietnam

Facebook has confirmed it is censoring anti-government posts in Vietnam following restrictions that throttled local access to its site.

What Not to Do: TikTok Censors ‘Ugly,’ ‘Poor’ and ‘Disabled’

It may be the one of the hottest social media platforms, but TikTok is providing a template of what not to do.

RSF Creates ‘The Uncensored Library’ In Minecraft

Minecraft is already one of the most successful video games in the world, but now it’s also serving to help preserve information in its uncensored form.

TikTok Plans Transparency Center, Tries to Dispel Censorship Claims

TikTok has announced the upcoming launch of a new Transparency Center, aimed at pulling the curtain back on the platform’s moderation efforts.

Amazon Threatens Employees Speaking Out Against Its Climate Policies

The Washington Post is reporting that Amazon has warned at least two employees for speaking out against its climate policies. In September, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (who owns the Washington Post) announced The Climate Pledge, the company’s commitment to meet…

TikTok Releases Transparency Report In Effort To Quell Concerns

TikTok has released its first ever transparency report amid increasing scrutiny related to privacy and censorship, according to NBC News. TikTok has been in the news a lot lately, and not in the way any company wants to be. The…

Facebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Facebook, Google and Twitter have hired censorship teams to remove user posted content that German law prohibits. As of January 1, 2018 a new law in Germany puts tech companies that allow user…

Buzzfeed Discovers Internet Censorship From Other Countries

Buzzfeed is at it again today. First it decided to pick sides in a presidential election, and now it has noticed that other countries, often Muslim, don’t have the same sensibilities as Americans. And this is a big problem for…

Google Provides ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Update

Google shared some new numbers related to the “right to be forgotten,” ruling, which has led to individuals requesting URL removals from search results. For all the background on that, peruse our coverage here. The stats appear on Google’s Transparency…

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for…

Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

On Wednesday afternoon, Russia added reddit to its registry of blocked sites. And as of early Thursday morning, reddit has been removed from the blocked sites list. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision…

Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Today, Apple launched Apple Music to the world. And Apple’s always on, “progressive” radio station Beats 1 is currently censoring the music it plays worldwide. Apple, who gave Dr. Dre a “senior role” in the company when it acquired his…

Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety.…

Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos

When it comes to dealing with violent and/or potentially offensive content, Facebook has made a lot of missteps. Now, the biggest social network in the world is looking to find a satisfactory medium between a completely hands-off approach and stifling…

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against…