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Why does it matter? Why don’t we just ban it or make it illegal if it can be used for all these harmful purposes?
19 SeptemberNo Comment
Attempts to control social media activity have been rife since Facebook and Twitter launched in 2006. We are outraged when political leaders ban access to social
12 May1 Comment
In a world filled with new digital tricks, journalists shouldn’t forget traditional verification techniques, says former newspaper editor Peter Sands
27 April2 Comments
Just look at these definitely-not-free-speech-related charges journalists and activists and human rights lawyers and pro democracy campaigners face
17 JuneComments Off on 13 governments that are definitely not jailing people over free speech
This month, we’ve been asking the question “Graphic content on social media: How much is too much?” While graphic content shown in mainstream media usually comes with a content warning, as well as being subject to the editing processes of news outlets, social media largely operates according to rules of
24 MarchComments Off on #IndexDrawtheLine: When sharing graphic content, the freedom to choose is key
If the story fades, the bigots can rebuild, this time on their terms, high on resentment and low on truth
12 FebruaryComments Off on Padraig Reidy: Kicking anti-Semitism off social media won’t solve the problem
Do we need basic education in the potential pitfalls of online interaction?
29 January9 Comments
This week prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months over a tweet
23 January1 Comment
We have to stop thinking about things happening “on the internet”, when it's simply part of human interaction for millions
27 November1 Comment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for using social media to address the public directly has apparently caused a rift with India's mainstream press. Mahima Kaul reports
27 August1 Comment
Whatever it is you care about, think before you tweet: Is this too good to be true? Do I have any way of checking this for myself?
24 July4 Comments
When social media users group together to participate in online vigilantism, what implications are there for freedom of expression? Katie Dancey writes
9 July4 Comments
The autumn 2016 Index on Censorship magazine explores anonymity through a range of in-depth features, interviews and illustrations from around the world. Contributors include former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, journalist John Lloyd, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad and philosopher Julian Baggini. This issue also has a thoughtful essay by novelist Hilary Mantel and illustrations by Molly Crabapple.