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Facebook vows to help Germany combat racist, xenophobic content

The partnership comes after the country's chancellor urged the social network to do more to police hate posted directed at segments of the population.

By September 14, 2015


India relents on Internet porn ban

A fierce public backlash to a ban by the government of India on 857 porn sites has led to a reversal of the decision, with sites containing child sexual abuse still outlawed.

By August 17, 2015


Google to shut the door on 'revenge porn'

The Internet powerhouse says it will take steps to clean "intensely personal and emotionally damaging" images from its search results.

By June 19, 2015


Saudis imprisoned for allegedly inciting protests via Facebook

Seven men are accused of breaking Saudi Arabia's "Anti-Cyber Crime Law" by taking to the social network to encourage protests and illegal gatherings.

By July 1, 2013


Twitter user in Brazil gets prison sentence for 'inciting prejudice'

After Brazil's president took office, a law student urged the killing of people in the region of the country who voted for her. Now, a federal judge ruled a prison sentence is in order.

By May 17, 2012


Twitter becomes forum for anti-Semitic tweets in Spain

Several Jewish groups in Spain file a complaint with prosecutors to investigate a flood of racist tweets posted after Real Madrid lost a basketball game to Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv team.

By May 20, 2014


YouTube enrolls 'super flaggers' to watch for offending videos

In an invite-only program, Google's video-sharing site gives roughly 200 people, government agencies, and organizations the power to flag up to 20 videos at a time.

By March 17, 2014


Russia blocks access to several Web sites critical of Putin

Russian government orders ISPs to cut access to a handful of opposition Web sites, some of which have criticized recent military incursions on the Crimean peninsula.

By March 13, 2014


Teen suspended for tweet critical of high school sports

The senior class president at a Wichita high school is suspended for suggesting that his school isn't all that at sports. Just that. No cursing. No incitement to violence.

By May 8, 2013


Twitter, hate speech, and the costs of keeping quiet

commentary Purging mass media of hurtful opinions would deny everyone important knowledge. Simply put, says author Greg Lukianoff, it's far better to know that there are bigots among us than to pretend all is well.

By April 7, 2013