Text and video 'mining' could be used to automatically detect violent language and behaviour.
Handing over censorship to authors and writers themselves may actually make it harsher.
Here's why I'm supporting this weekend's March for Science.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against 'blasphemy', leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
The growing incidence of racism on social media in South Africa suggests that there are consequences. Whether there ought to be criminal sanctions remains an ongoing debate.
It's vital that the problems at the South African Broadcasting Corporation be fixed in the public interest and for democracy, given its wide media reach in the country.
Arguably the most obscene and offensive work of fiction ever written is going to be sold in America as a mainstream classic for the first time.
By denying 'Aquarius' its chance at the Oscars, Brazil's government summoned memories of dictatorship-era censorship and brought the film unprecedented attention.
A myth is doing serious injustice to the way historians have approached decolonisation.
The young adult novel "Eleanor & Park" is a frequent target for book challengers. But swears and sex aside, there's something deeply subversive – and important – about this controversial book.
Making decisions about what people do and don't read is the traditional role of an editor, no matter what Facebook claims.
The social media site must be free to make its own editorial decisions – right or wrong.
Hangzhou is hosting the G20 summit and China is anxious to present a positive picture of the country to the world, but the official attitude to non-compliant citizens isn't helping.
The film's exchange of Titty for Tatty is very much in line with Victorian censorship of profanities for children.
South Africa's public broadcaster is in a state of crisis, gripped by paranoia and facing accusations of censorship. Can it be saved?
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
Five decades ago, China began a decade of devastating crackdowns and purges – and the causes are still poorly understood.
New law is a sign of a more muscular Chinese internet protectionism.
Media should confront hate speech, not merely censor it.
Researchers face stiff fines or even jail time if they inadvertently communicate with foreign colleagues about matters deemed to have a military use.