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Thai Political Cartoon Goes Mysteriously Dark

Thai political cartoon, Khai Meaw, disappeared from Facebook on January 18, 2018, without attribution or explanation. The popular cartoon never employed speech or thought bubbles but was clearly critical of the military junta. The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand claimed…

Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

An anti-racist cartoon by Austrian artist Manfred Deix has fallen prey to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of their content standards reports Variety. Over the weekend, the cartoon was blocked from the Manfred DEIX Forever Facebook page, and several users who took it…

Facebook Censors Strike Again

Another image has fallen victim to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of its policy regarding nudity. This time, the image in question is a photo of the bronze statue of Neptune that resides in Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna, Italy. The mid-sixteenth century…

NCAC Names 2016 Free Speech Defenders (and Offenders)

This year has proved to be a turbulent in many regards — a sentiment most poignantly felt within the free speech community. From increasing controversy regarding Facebook’s nudity policy to a whole community coming together to defend the children’s picture book…

Breast Cancer Self-Exam Video Censored on Facebook

Even health education isn’t safe from Facebook’s arbitrary nudity policy. The Swedish Cancer Society, Cancerfonden, ran into trouble with the social media giant earlier this month when they posted an animated breast cancer awareness video. It was taken down due to…

Indian Cartoonist Orijit Sen on Being a “Voice of Dissent”

Indian cartoonist Orijit Sen is no stranger to censorship. The artist, whose work has been repeatedly pulled from Facebook, recently spoke with Tehelka about why it is important that his “voice of dissent” rubs some people the wrong way and…

First Online Censorship Report Confirms Pitfalls of Social Media Moderation

Late last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Visualizing Impact launched an ambitious and much-needed project to gather data on social media content moderation. Last week OnlineCensorship.org bore its first fruit with an in-depth report based on 161 user submissions.…

Indian Cartoonist Strikes Back at Facebook and Censorship

Since the blocking of two of his cartoons on Facebook, Indian graphic novelist Orijit Sen had made it a personal mission to find ways to provoke audiences and inspire conversations. He spoke with Hindustan Times, discussing how Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer…

Indian Cartoonist Latest Victim of Facebook’s Content Policy

Kanika Mishra

A cartoon by Kanika Mishra, drawn in response to a controversial statement made by Indian Minister Maneka Gandhi about the inability to criminalize marital rape, has been pulled from Facebook for not adhering to “community standards.” The award-winning cartoonist has…