The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org which “gives social media users a place to report takedown notices and catalog content that has been removed.” EFF Director for International Freedom of Expression and co-founder of Onlinecensorship.org Jillian C. York said:
We want to know how social media companies enforce their terms of service.
The data we collect will allow us to raise public awareness about the ways these companies are regulating speech.
We hope that companies will respond to the data by improving their regulations and reporting mechanisms and processes—we need to hold Internet companies accountable for the ways in which they exercise power over people’s digital lives.
Given the scope of social media’s growth it is important to understand what happens to content.