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To kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM’s Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom:
CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE:
How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedome from Surveillance, and Democratic Values
September 22, 2013
6:00 – 8:00pm
Milwaukee Public Library
Centennial Hall – Loos Room
733 N Eighth Street Milwaukee, WI 53233
Barbara M. Jones
Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association
Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation
RSVP at: http://sois.uwm.edu/banned2013
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.
Amidst the political controversy surrounding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, there have have been allegations of possible Internet filtering at the Wisconsin Capitol where an opposition website was apparently blocked on the Capitol wifi network. This obviously has implications both in terms of the current dispute, as well as information policy more broadly.
CIPR would like to highlight PhD student (and CIPR Research Assistant) Anthony Hoffmann’s excellent analysis of what really (seems) to be happening – “Access and Protests: Internet Censorship and the Wisconsin Capitol.”