Friday, August 23, 2013

Censorship Attempts by Facebook Protested

A large number of academics from all over the world have protested Facebook's censorship policies.

We, the undersigned academics, condemn Facebook for increasingly having exercised political censorship against opposition Facebook group pages in Turkey.  Over the course of Gezi protests in Turkey, Facebook has blocked a considerable number of group pages that were created and followed by people who believed in the transformative political power of social media.

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