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This just in: Twitter and Censorship!!

January 30, 2012

Three posts in one night, so kill me. I can’t help it, there’s too many wonderful things out there. But by wonderful, in this post I mean terrifying.

I found this little article gem whilst perusing my Twitter feed (which is pretty ironic when you think about it) and you have GOT to read this. In light of everything that went down with SOPA and PIPA, it’s interesting that this would come up so soon and I wonder what it means for activists across the world.

“latest censorship move by Twitter will have serious implications on the company’s commitment to the freedom of speech. They accuse the company of just working to broaden its users to make more money.”

Apparently Twitter is revamping it’s policy in order to allow expansion into other areas by including a censorship clause that would allow them to remove tweets that break the law in certain countries. Thoughts? Nightmares? Definitely something to keep an eye on and contemplate no matter what.

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