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Now, Put It Back!

What the tech giants' content replacement systems tell us about our free expression priorities

A CRT television in a darkened room, turned to static; on the screen is a drawing of a butler with a towel folded over his arm; his head has been replaced with the “sad Youtube” icon displayed for content that’s been taken offline.
Samy Menai/Noun Project/CC BY (modified)

Last week, the leftist British Novara Media (disclosure, I have been a guest on some Novara programs) was kicked off YouTube for “repeated violations” of the service’s policies. Novara’s workers were alarmed, dismayed and outraged in equal measure. After all, the channel had…

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