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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 Mar. 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 Mar. 13, 2014


Twitter joke trial awaits High Court judgement

Stephen Fry and Al Murray were at the High Court today to appeal the Twitter joke trial, but no final verdict was reached.

By Jun. 27, 2012


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


U.K. men get 4-year sentences for Facebook riot posts

The two individuals, ages 20 and 22, are sentenced a week after mob violence strikes many parts of Britain.

By Aug. 17, 2011


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 Apr. 7, 2013


Friday poll: Hands off my social (protest) network?

With the British government looking to clamp down on social networks following the riots, and even the San Francisco subway interfering with cell phone access, is more regulation justified?

By Aug. 12, 2011


Cameron considers blocking Twitter, Facebook, BBM after riots

David Cameron has outlined plans to block suspected criminals from Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger, after riots across Britain.

By Aug. 11, 2011


Facebook takes down Palestinian intifada page

Facebook has removed from its site a page calling for a Palestinian intifada, following a request from Israel's minister of public diplomacy. New pages, though, appear to have taken its place.

By Mar. 29, 2011


Last call for i-Booze delivery service

A Seattle-based online beer and wine delivery service has its license application turned down and then its founder is found guilty of selling alcohol without a license.

By Dec. 3, 2009