Tag: algorithm

Banned Books: The Internet

An illuminated computer keyboard. Glowing blue in the dark.

Banned Books Week started this week — it runs September 26–October 2. Each week this month, we will profile one of the many spaces in the United States where books are banned. We’ll examine who is banning and challenging them, the…

Facebook Censors “Fake News” Satire as “Fake News”

Three Panel comic strip by Gorg Mallia

Facebook’s censorship algorithms strike again! Editorial cartoonist Ġorġ Mallia had his cartoon taken down for violating community standards; the strip in question was removed for spreading “false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.” The problem is, the…