Turkey's courts and regulator continue to set back the government's efforts to suppress social media. Earlier this week the two-week ban on Twitter was lifted (although Bloomberg reports that Twitter users boosted apps that skirted the ban). Now the court has indicated only 15 YouTube videos are somehow worthy of restriction and that the balance of the blocked service can be accessible. Al Jazeera reports that the court concluded human rights were being violated by the ban.
The Wall Street Journal reports on a Virginia court case with interesting implications for sites with anonymous online comments. Yelp is hoping that the court will overturn earlier rulings in which a carpet-cleaning business sought the identities of anonymous critics of its operations, saying the comments amounted to defamation. Yelp is in contempt of court for not abiding the judgments but is appealing the case. The ruling could change the landscape for such sites.
If a sign of maturity is when slang leaves the vocabulary, welcome to adulthood, Gawker. Andrew Beaujon writes for Poynter on Gawker's new rules to strike certain slang from its stories. "Epic," "massive," "pwn" and "derp" are among the victims, and corrections now will look like corrections and not lined-out passages.