Analysis Of The Delete Squad: Google, Twitter, By Jeffery Rosen

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In the article "The Delete Squad: Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech" by Jeffery Rosen, the article starts off with a little introduction of a meeting on the future of free speech online at Stanford law school, the author then mentions the amount of people there; about two dozen people were attending the meeting. But the most important attendees were a group young people dressed strangely, these young individuals were in charge of their companies content policy. These young individuals have "more power over who gets heard around the globe than any politician or bureaucrat". The article then goes on to how this issue came to rise. Such as telling the story of how a youtube video by a greek soccer player called Kemal Ataturk (the founder of the nation turkey) gay. Google then agreed to block access to clips in turkey where insulting their countries founder is illegal, but authorities from turkey demanded a worldwide ban. the article the proceeds to explain what should be banned from cites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. It is later explained where the line they draw as to what should be banned and what they think is okay, such as …show more content…

However I would have to also disagree slightly with Danielle that there does seem to be some information on how censoring does do positive things such as Obama demanding for content to be removed in order to prevent angry riot, but other than that I could not find anything else for the positive effects of censorship. While this may not seem to be a big deal, I wish that there was some sort of background information on the author himself, sure the hyper link to the article's he has written is shown but there is no background information on him; not really a bad thing considering how credible his article is, just a peeve in my

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