You See Davis?

The Sacramento Bee has the story of how the U.C. Davis tried to rid the Internet of results related to the pepper spraying incident of 2011 (or at least push them out of the top few links). It’s actually a pretty common practice and it definitely makes sense that they’d try it in this case. But, alas, they may have only re-viralized the meme.

+ “Their stories reveal how the boundaries of free speech were drawn during a period of explosive growth for a high-stakes public domain, one that did not exist for most of human history. As law professor Jeffrey Rosen first said many years ago of Facebook, these platforms have ‘more power in determining who can speak and who can be heard around the globe than any Supreme Court justice, any king or any president.'” The Verge with an excellent report on the murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech.

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