Tag: censorship

54 links

www.volkskrant.nl > Pieter Sabel
Toezichtsraad: Zwarte Piet is raciaal stereotype en wordt terecht geweerd van Facebook en Instagram
13 apr. 2021 - Het weren van beelden van Zwarte Piet past in het beleid van Facebook om racistische blackface-stereotypen op zijn platforms tegen te gaan. Dat oordeelt een externe raad bij wie gebruikers en Facebook zelf kunnen toetsen of iets terecht wordt verwijderd of niet.
 · black-struggle · censorship · facebook · freedom-of-speech · instagram · netherlands · platforms · racist-technology

www.schneier.com > Barath Raghavan and Bruce Schneier
Illegal Content and the Blockchain
15 mar. 2021 - Security researchers have recently discovered a botnet with a novel defense against takedowns. Normally, authorities can disable a botnet by taking over its command-and-control server. With nowhere to go for instructions, the botnet is rendered useless. But over the years, botnet designers have come up with ways to make this counterattack harder. Now the content-delivery network Akamai has reported on a new method: a botnet that uses the Bitcoin blockchain ledger. Since the blockchain is globally accessible and hard to take down, the botnet’s operators appear to be safe.
 · bitcoin · blockchain · botnets · censorship · china · cryptocurrencies · metcalfes-law · security · tor · trust

www.eff.org > Danny O'Brien and Rainey Reitman
Visa and Mastercard are Trying to Dictate What You Can Watch on Pornhub
14 dec. 2020 - Pornhub is removing millions of user-uploaded videos. This action comes after a New York Times column accused the website of hosting sexual videos of underage and nonconsenting women. In response to the Times’ article, Visa and Mastercard cut ties with Pornhub, making it impossible for Pornhub to process payments other than through cryptocurrencies.
 · censorship · freedom-of-speech · mastercard · payment-processors · porn · pornhub · visa

www.newyorker.com > Andrew Marantz
Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself
12 oct. 2020 - The platform is overrun with hate speech and disinformation. Does it actually want to solve the problem?
 · advertising · attention · brazil · censorship · content-moderation · donald-trump · facebook · freedom-of-speech · hate-speech · islamophobia · mark-zuckerberg · peter-thiel · politics · qanon · racist-technology · social-media · surveillance-capitalism · tech-worker-movement · technology · unions

www.eff.org > Kurt Opsahl
What the *, Nintendo? This in-game censorship is * terrible.
16 sep. 2020 - While many are staying at home and escaping into virtual worlds, it's natural to discuss what's going on in the physical world. But Nintendo is shutting down those conversations with its latest Switch system update (Sep. 14, 2020) by adding new terms like COVID, coronavirus and ACAB to its censorship list for usernames, in-game messages, and search terms for in-game custom designs (but not the designs themselves).
 · censorship · covid-19 · freedom-of-speech · gaming · nintendo

www.eff.org > Jillian C. York and Svea Windwehr
One Database to Rule Them All: The Invisible Content Cartel that Undermines the Freedom of Expression Online
27 aug. 2020 - Every year, millions of images, videos and posts that allegedly contain terrorist or violent extremist content are removed from social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. A key force behind these takedowns is the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an industry-led initiative that seeks to “prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms.” And unfortunately, GIFCT has the potential to have a massive (and disproportionate) negative impact on the freedom of expression of certain communities.
 · anti-terrorism · censorship · content-moderation · false-positives · freedom-of-expression · gifct · islamophobia · machine-learning · youtube

www.villamedia.nl > Mark Koster
Facebook weigert advertentie met cover van OPZIJ met zwarte vrouw
17 aug. 2020 - Facebook heeft een advertentie met cover van het feministische maandblad OPZIJ offline gehaald omdat deze overeenkomsten zou vertonen met een blackface-afbeelding. Op de cover van het tijdschrift prijkt de beeltenis van Dr. Abbie Vandivere. De wetenschapper haalde de wereldpers met haar ontdekkingen tijdens de restauratie van Vermeer’s Meisje met de parel voor het Mauritshuis. Vandivere is zwart en heeft op de foto haar lippen rood geverfd.
 · black-struggle · censorship · facebook · racist-technology · social-media

www.eff.org > David Greene, Eva Galperin and Kurt Opsahl
TikTok Ban: A Seed of Genuine Security Concern Wrapped in a Thick Layer of Censorship
4 aug. 2020 - It is ironic that, while purporting to protect America from China’s authoritarian government, President Trump is threatening to ban the TikTok app. Censorship of both speech and social media applications, after all, is one of the hallmarks of the Chinese Internet strategy. While there is significant cause for concern with TikTok’s security, privacy, and its relationship with the Chinese government, we should resist a governmental power to ban a popular means of communication and expression.
 · censorship · china · freedom-of-speech · security · tiktok · united-states