Who Needs Censors…

George Smith


A Censor by Any Other Name…. December 3, 2016
• Senate Responds to Trump-Inspired Anti-Semitism By Targeting Students Who Criticize Israel. Alex Emmons
• Senator Scott, Casey’s Bi-partisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act passes unanimously in the Senate. Press Release
• SS.10 – Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016. U.S. Senate Bill
• How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders & Helped Donald Trump Win. Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan

Facebook Curation
June 29, 2017
• Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children. Julia Angwin, ProPublica, and Hannes Grassegger, special to ProPublica

September 11, 2016
1. Facebook CEO Says Group Will Not Become a Media Company. Giulia Segreti
2. Yes, Facebook Is a Media Company. Peter Kafka
3. Facebook Admits Pulitzer-Winning Photograph Is Not Child Pornography. J.K. Trotter
4. Dear Mark. I Am Writing This to Inform You That I Shall Not Comply with Your Requirement to Remove This Picture. Espen Egil Hansen
5. #TheZuckening Is the Next Stage in Meme Pages’ Crusade against Facebook. Miles Klee
6. Facebook Banned Holbein’s Hand – but It Isn’t Even Art’s Sauciest. Jonathan Jones
7. How Facebook Is Censoring Content in the United States. Annalee Newitz

Obfuscation Outsourced. September 6, 2016
• Against Transparency: Government Officials’ Email Should Be Private, Just Like Their Phone Calls. Matthew Yglesias
• Terrorism and the Oxygen of Publicity. Faiz Sobhan

[Image Credit: Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/1498–1543) – Christian Müller; Stephan Kemperdick; Maryan Ainsworth; et al, Hans Holbein the Younger: The Basel Years, 1515–1532, Munich: Prestel, 2006, ISBN 9783791335803. Study of right hand of Erasmus. Public Domain.]