Platforms Want Centralized Censorship. That Should Scare You

Platforms Want Centralized Censorship. That Should Scare You 2

In the immediate aftermath of the horrific attacks at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, internet companies faced intense scrutiny over their efforts to control the proliferation of the shooter’s propaganda. Responding to many questions about the speed of their reaction and the continued availability of the shooting video, several companies published posts or gave interviews that revealed new information about their content moderation efforts and capacity to respond to such a high-profile incident.

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Emma Llansó is Director of Free Expression at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

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