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Aylo Responds to Canada's Privacy Commissioner Report on User-Generated Content Protocols

Aylo has released a statement responding to a report released by Canada’s privacy commissioner, regarding a complaint about user-generated content.

European Activist, NGOs Request DSA Reclassification of Top Adult Tube Sites

A group of European NGOs co-signed a letter penned by an Italian digital rights attorney and activist, urging the European Commission to investigate the self-reported data of the top adult sites in order to potentially reclassify them as “very large online platforms” (VLOPs) for the purposes of enforcing the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Major Platforms Release 1st EU-Mandated Moderation Reports

As major online platforms released their first EU-mandated official moderation reports this week, the European Union’s commissioner announced Thursday that steps have been taken to initiate an investigation regarding X, TikTok and Meta’s compliance with the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Australia's Top Online Censor Fines X for Refusing to Answer Moderation Questions

Australia’s top censor, E-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, has slapped with a fine of 610,500 Australian dollars (approximately $386,000) for violating the country’s new Online Safety Act.

Conservative AGs Send Letter to Aylo About Supposed Moderation 'Loophole'

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with 25 other attorneys general largely from Republican-controlled states, sent an open letter to Pornhub parent company Aylo on Friday demanding the company address a supposed “loophole” that could allow users to post CSAM.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on 2nd Content Moderation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on the second of two important cases concerning online speech, content moderation and Section 230 protections.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Potentially Pivotal Section 230 Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on the first of two important cases concerning online speech, content moderation and Section 230 protections.

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Porn Ban, Denies 'Shadowbans' Exist

During a recent interview, Facebook founder, Instagram owner and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his platforms' total ban on “pornography” and flatly denied the existence of “shadowbans” against specific users.

Digital Rights Groups Lambast European Commission's Online Surveillance Proposal

Digital rights and privacy advocates are raising the alarm about an EU legislative proposal unveiled yesterday by the European Commission, allegedly to address “misuse of online services” and “prevent and combat child sexual abuse online.”

5th Circuit Gives Go Ahead to Controversial Texas Social Media Liability Law

A three-judge appeals panel ruled today that an extremely controversial new Texas law making online platforms liable for “viewpoint discrimination” can go into effect immediately.

WSJ Op-Ed Urges Changes to Twitter Content Moderation

The Wall Street Journal published today an op-ed by two conservative intellectuals providing a road map to alter Twitter moderation, including customized filters for “porn, racial slurs and spam.”

NCMEC Report Again Debunks CSAM Myths

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children issued this month its 2021 CyberTipline Report showing that child sexual abuse material is a problem across all kinds of online platforms.

Instagram Activates Default 'Explore' Filter Targeting 'Sexually Suggestive' Posts

Instagram announced on Tuesday the launch of a feature called “Sensitive Content Control” and set, as a default for all users, an option that prevents the app's “Explore” feature from showing posts that the company’s algorithms and human moderators deem “sexually suggestive or violent.”

It's the Moderation, Stupid: Conservative Platform Gettr Faces 'Sonic the Hedgehog Porn' Issues

After the tumultuous collapse of Parler earlier this year, the current turmoil around adult content posted on startup platform Gettr highlights the problematic paradox at the core of marketing “free speech” platforms aimed at conservatives and others on the political right.

MindGeek Execs Testify on Moderation Before Canadian Parliamentary Committee

The second meeting of Canada’s House of Commons’ Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics regarding MindGeek's content moderation occurred today, with the testimony and questioning of top execs at the company.

Pornhub Releases Statement About Content Moderation Changes

Pornhub announced today a series of safety and security policies enhancing measures for verification, moderation and detection of content with the goal of positioning the company “at the forefront of combating and eradicating illegal content.”

FCC Chairman to Issue Rules Regarding Websites' Content Moderation Liability

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the agency will issue rules deciding when website operators’ moderation practices over third-party content leaves them exposed to potential legal liability, following Donald Trump’s directives on his May 28 Executive Order.

Instagram, Facebook Moderation Now Regulated by Self-Appointed 'Oversight Board'

Earlier this month, as the world was preoccupied with adapting to the new challenges of the post-COVID-19 reality, Facebook announced it had established an international entity named “the Oversight Board” to make decisions about free speech and content moderation on its platforms, which include Instagram.

Facebook Moderation Advisor: There's 'Nothing Wrong' With Consensual Pornography

Legal scholar Danielle Citron, a member of Facebook’s Nonconsensual Intimate Imagery Task Force, one of the company’s internal — and secretive — moderation advisory groups, has stated that “there’s nothing wrong with pornography as long as you chose it yourself.”

Instagram Addresses Confusing New Content Moderation Policy

Instagram published a blog post today announcing some changes in the app's moderation policy and appeals process.