Author Archives: Amy Werbel

About Amy Werbel

Amy Werbel is Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of York and Professor of the History of Art at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her most recent book is Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock (Columbia University Press, 2018). She served as a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom.

Is Art Censorship on Social Media Leading Us To Tyranny?

Posted on: June 25, 2020 by Amy Werbel

In 2019, the Home Office Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport published a White Paper with a plan to oblige social media companies to expand their censorship efforts through the imposition of a new statutory duty of care. Noting that “99% of 12 to 15 year olds are online,” the White Paper suggested that […]