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Nude Painting Banned On Facebook Could Trigger Avalanche Of Legal Challenges For Social Media

The painting is good enough for the famed Musee d’Orsay, but it’s too risqué for Facebook, and now after banning a photo of a nude painting of a woman’s crotch, the American company–whose terms of service declare users must sue in Northern California–may still face the first of potentially many lawsuits over how it does business overseas.

03/10/2015

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Google Reverses Move To Censor Nude, Sexually Explicit Material On ‘Blogger’

Google is backing off a decision to conceal sexually explicit material on its Blogger service in reaction to an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos.

02/27/2015

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Twitter To Remove Images Of Dead People Following Robin Williams’ Suicide, ISIS Beheading

Twitter announced this week its commitment to deal with images of the deceased as requested by their family.

08/20/2014

One of the images the group The Mothers of Instagram said was censored and led to an account being suspended. (The Mothers of Instagram)

Mothers To Protest Instagram, Facebook Censorship Of Breastfeeding Images

A group of women who were banned from Instagram for posting pictures of breastfeeding and naked infants are planning to demonstrate in front of Facebook, which owns the image-sharing social network.

07/11/2014

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Apple Kills Weed Growing Game After It Climbs App Download Charts

Apple removed the iOS game Weed Firm from the App Store after it soared to the top of download charts while other similar games remain available.

05/22/2014

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Twitter Access Blocked In Turkey

Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month.

03/20/2014

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Keidel: The NFL, ‘N’ Word, And Censorship

The NFL is considering a heavy tax on it, citing the fact that the gridiron is a workplace, and thus they can control the language and lexicon of its players. It’s probably the most delicate and toxic topic we’ll ever discuss in sports.

02/28/2014

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Stockton Principal Seizes School Newspaper Over Campus Safety Article

The principal of a Stockton high school stopped distribution of the school newspaper over concerns about a campus safety article which alleged revealed poor communication in lockdown drills and weapon on campus reports.

02/07/2013

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SF Library Installs Computer Privacy Screens For More Discreet Porn Watching

In response to complaints about San Francisco Public Library visitors openly viewing explicit content, including pornography, the main branch has installed plastic screens to block monitors from people nearby.

07/25/2012

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Berkeley Police Chief Under Fire For Sending Officer To Reporter’s Home

Berkeley’s police chief has come under fire after he sent an officer to a newspaper reporter’s home in the middle of the night to demand changes to a story.

03/10/2012

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