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Thursday

15:35 Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Removes Image Of Two Men Kissing (2011) (13)
15:23 Content Moderation Case Study: Instagram Takes Down Instagram Account Of Book About Instagram (2020) (90)

Wednesday

15:49 Content Moderation Case Study: YouTube Relocates Video Accused Of Inflated Views (2014) (2)
15:34 Content Moderation Case Study: Pretty Much Every Platform Overreacts To Content Removal Stimuli (2015) (23)

Friday

16:03 Content Moderation Case Study: Roblox Tries To Deal With Adult Content On A Platform Used By Many Kids (2020) (0)

Wednesday

15:43 Content Moderation Case Study: Twitter Suspends Users Who Tweet The Word 'Memphis' (2021) (10)

Friday

15:35 Content Moderation Case Study: Time Warner Cable Doesn't Want Anyone To See Critical Parody (2013) (13)

Wednesday

15:38 Content Moderation Case Studies: Twitter Clarifies Hacked Material Policy After Hunter Biden Controversy (2020) (9)

Friday

15:42 Content Moderation Case Study: Kik Tries To Get Abuse Under Control (2017) (1)

Wednesday

15:31 Content Moderation Case Study: Newsletter Platform Substack Lets Users Make Most Of The Moderation Calls (2020) (8)

Friday

15:40 Content Moderation Case Study: Knitting Community Ravelry Bans All Talk Supporting President Trump (2019) (29)

Wednesday

15:50 Content Moderation Case Study: YouTube's New Policy On Nazi Content Results In Removal Of Historical And Education Videos (2019) (5)

Friday

15:36 Content Moderation Case Study: Google Removes Popular App That Removed Chinese Apps From Users' Phones (2020) (28)

Wednesday

15:42 Content Moderation Case Studies: How To Moderate World Leaders Justifying Violence (2020) (5)
15:47 Content Moderation Case Study: Apple Blocks WordPress Updates In Dispute Over Non-Existent In-app Purchase (2020) (16)

Friday

15:47 Content Moderation Case Study: Google Refuses To Honor Questionable Requests For Removal Of 'Defamatory' Content (2019) (25)

Wednesday

15:32 Content Moderation Case Study: Vimeo Sued For Encouraging Infringement Via 'Lipdubs' (2009) (3)

Friday

15:38 Content Moderation Case Study: Friendster Battles Fakesters (2003) (4)

Wednesday

15:33 Content Moderation Case Study: Lyft Blocks Users From Using Their Real Names To Sign Up (2019) (6)

Friday

15:47 Content Moderation Case Study: Dealing With Podcast Copycats (2020) (7)

Wednesday

15:48 Content Moderation Case Study: NASA Footage Taken Down By YouTube Moderation (2012) (13)

Friday

15:40 Content Moderation Case Study: Twitter Briefly Bans Russian Parody Accounts (2016) (8)

Wednesday

15:36 Content Moderation Case Study: Automated Copyright Takedown Bot Goes Haywire (2018) (15)

Friday

15:55 Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Removes A Picture Of A Famous Danish Mermaid Statue (2016) (12)

Wednesday

15:46 Content Moderation Case Study: Huge Surge In Users On One Server Prompts Intercession From Discord (2021) (5)

Friday

15:31 Content Moderation Case Study: Telegram Gains Users But Struggles To Remove Violent Content (2021) (35)

Wednesday

15:37 Content Moderation Case Studies: Can Baby Yoda GIFs Defeat The DMCA Force? (2019) (1)

Friday

15:41 Content Moderation Case Study: Google's Ad Policies Inadvertently Block Religious Organizations From Advertising On YouTube (2019) (10)

Wednesday

15:33 Content Moderation Case Studies: The Challenges In Moderating Information Regarding Eating Disorders (2012) (1)

Friday

15:49 Content Moderation Case Study: Bumble Shuts Down Sharon Stone's Account, Not Believing It's Really Her (2019) (10)
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