Expression on the Corporate Web: 2018 Year in Review

If 2017 was the year that corporate platforms were finally forced to recognize their outsized role on the Web, then 2018 should be remembered as the year that many such platforms began to reckon with it. From Facebook finally instituting an appeals process to Tumblr banning adult content, here are some of the ways that corporate platforms tried to take responsibility…with mixed results for freedom of expression. Facebook improves on accountability For years, advocates called on Facebook to implement a mechanism to appeal content takedowns…and in May, the company finally took its first steps toward doing so, announcing that appeals would first be rolled out for photos, videos, and posts in two categories. Also in May, the social media giant , offering greater detail on how content decisions are made, and published its first Community Standards enforcement report Later in the year—following a letter from more than 70 civil society groups from around the world and across…

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