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Wednesday

15:36 Content Moderation Case Study: Automated Copyright Takedown Bot Goes Haywire (2018) (15)

Friday

15:55 Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Removes A Picture Of A Famous Danish Mermaid Statue (2016) (12)

Wednesday

15:46 Content Moderation Case Study: Huge Surge In Users On One Server Prompts Intercession From Discord (2021) (5)

Friday

15:31 Content Moderation Case Study: Telegram Gains Users But Struggles To Remove Violent Content (2021) (35)

Wednesday

15:37 Content Moderation Case Studies: Can Baby Yoda GIFs Defeat The DMCA Force? (2019) (1)

Friday

15:41 Content Moderation Case Study: Google's Ad Policies Inadvertently Block Religious Organizations From Advertising On YouTube (2019) (10)

Wednesday

15:33 Content Moderation Case Studies: The Challenges In Moderating Information Regarding Eating Disorders (2012) (1)

Friday

15:49 Content Moderation Case Study: Bumble Shuts Down Sharon Stone's Account, Not Believing It's Really Her (2019) (9)

Wednesday

15:41 Content Moderation Case Study: Decentralized Social Media Platform Mastodon Deals With An Influx Of Gab Users (2019) (11)

Friday

15:35 Content Moderation Case Study: Removing Nigerian Police Protest Content Due To Confusion With COVID Misinfo Rules (2020) (8)

Wednesday

15:38 Content Moderation Case Study: Chatroulette Leverages New AI To Combat Unwanted Nudity (2020) (10)

Friday

15:46 Content Moderation Case Study: Senator Asks YouTube To Block Al Qaeda Videos (2008) (0)
15:33 Content Moderation Case Study: Valve Takes A Hands Off Approach To Porn Via Steam (2018) (29)

Wednesday

15:37 Content Moderation Case Study: Twitter Attempts To Tackle COVID-Related Vaccine Misinformation (2020) (30)

Friday

15:34 Content Moderation Case Study: Twitch Allows Users To Enable Emote-Only Chats (2016) (8)

Wednesday

15:48 Content Moderation Case Study: GitHub Attempts To Moderate Banned Words Contained In Hosted Repositories (2015) (47)

Friday

15:37 Content Moderation Case Study: Twitter Removes Account Of Human Rights Activist (2018) (56)

Wednesday

15:40 Content Moderation Case Study: Social Media Upstart Parler Struggles To Moderate Pornography (2020) (14)

Friday

15:45 Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Targets Misinformation Spread By The Philippines Government (2020) (10)

Wednesday

15:53 Content Moderation Case Study: Using Hashes And Scanning To Stop Cloud Storage From Being Used For Infringement (2014) (8)

Friday

15:30 Content Moderation Case Study: Dealing With Demands From Foreign Governments (January 2016) (4)

Wednesday

15:38 Content Moderation Case Study: Yelp Attempts To Tackle Racism On Its Platform (2020) (4)

Friday

15:50 Content Moderation Case Study: SoundCloud Combats Piracy By Giving Universal Music The Power To Remove Uploads (2014) (12)

Wednesday

15:33 Content Moderation Case Study: Dealing With Controversial & Sexual Fan Fiction (May 2007) (31)
15:36 Content Moderation Case Study: Understanding Cultural Context To Detect Satire (2020) (44)

Monday

15:33 Content Moderation Case Study: Profanity Filter Causes Problems At Paleontology Conference (October 2020) (6)

Wednesday

15:39 Content Moderation Case Study: Vimeo Moderates Uploads Of 'Commercial-Use' Videos Using Unclear Guidelines (2009) (1)

Friday

15:31 Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook's AI Continues To Struggle With Identifying Nudity (2020) (13)

Wednesday

15:38 Content Moderation Case Study: Scammers Targeting Scrabble Chat (2020) (6)

Friday

15:34 Content Moderation Case Study: Google's Photo App Tags Photos Of Black People As 'Gorillas' (2015) (32)
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