Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Dec 2010 00:24 UTC
Legal I'm (was?) a Twitter user. This past week I found it utterly weird that none of the words #wikileaks, #cablegate, #cables, #Assange were actually "trending". I even tweeted about this 5 days ago. Today, my fears of secret censorship seem to be coming true. It appears that Twitter is censoring all these words, so they don't appear in the (much-used) Twitter "trends" list. Update 1: A Twitter staffer replied to the blog post saying that their trending algorithm doesn't always result to the most popular terms. Update 2: More investigation about what might be going on.
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FAIL
by Zifre on Mon 6th Dec 2010 00:55 UTC
Zifre
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2009-10-04

What the heck? What makes a corporation think that they can censor content based on their own political agenda? It's not like the US government told them to do this (in which case I would be more understanding).

I don't use Twitter, but this pretty much removes all possibility of that ever happening, and I will advise everyone I know not to use it either.

Thanks Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/lglheq

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