BBC: Wikipedia petitions ECHR over Turkey ban

BBC: Wikipedia petitions ECHR over Turkey ban. “Wikipedia is taking Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over a two-year ban imposed on the site in the country. The Wikimedia Foundation says it filed the petition on the grounds that a ban on its online encyclopaedia violated the right to freedom of expression.”

Tubefilter: Snapchat Bans Adult Entertainment Company’s X-Rated Lenses

Tubefilter: Snapchat Bans Adult Entertainment Company’s X-Rated Lenses. “Despite its long-running reputation as a handy app to send private photos that self-destruct, Snapchat doesn’t want your nudes. Or, at least, it doesn’t want nudes from adult entertainment company Naughty America, which recently rolled out a series of X-rated augmented reality Snapchat lenses to promote its products.”

Exclusive: Google Is Banning A Play Store Developer With More Than Half A Billion App Installs (BuzzFeed News)

BuzzFeed News: Exclusive: Google Is Banning A Play Store Developer With More Than Half A Billion App Installs. “As of today, 46 apps from DO Global, which is partly owned by internet giant Baidu, are gone from the Play store. BuzzFeed News also found that DO Global apps no longer offer ad inventory for purchase via Google’s AdMob network, suggesting the ban has also been extended to the internet giant’s ad products.”

The Guardian: Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First

The Guardian: Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First. “Years after the company first dismissed fears it was empowering extremists, Facebook has permanently banned a number of far-right organisations and individuals including the British National party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First .”

TechCrunch: Twitter now lets users appeal violations within its app

TechCrunch: Twitter now lets users appeal violations within its app. “Twitter today announced a new feature that will allow users to appeal directly within the Twitter app a tweet that’s in violation of Twitter’s rules. When users post content in violation of Twitter’s guidelines, that tweet can be flagged or reported, resulting in an account suspension or lockout. Before, users would have to visit an online form to appeal Twitter’s decision.”

CNET: Facebook, YouTube called to meet lawmakers about New Zealand shooting video

CNET: Facebook, YouTube called to meet lawmakers about New Zealand shooting video. “The US House Homeland Security Committee is asking CEOs from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to prioritize the quick removal of violent terrorist content following posts about the New Zealand mosque shooting last week.”