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CIPR Co-Director Michael Zimmer Discusses Facebook Censorship in The Huffington Post

CIPR co-director, Michael Zimmer, discusses recent controversies related to content censorship by Facebook in a blog post on The Huffington Post.

The piece, "Facebook's Censorship Problem," critiques Facebook's recent removal of a photo of two men kissing from a user’s Facebook Wall due to an apparent violation of the site’s terms of service. Zimmer also contextualizes this censorship controversy within news that Facebook is reportedly in discussions with the Chinese government to bring the social network to the China, where the social networking site will need to implement a much more robust and aggressive content filtering and censorship policy to abide by China’s wishes to limit it’s citizens’ access to information.

Read the full article here. You can also read more about a variety of policy and ethical issues related to Facebook at Zimmer's blog.