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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by Delgarde on Mon 6th Dec 2010 01:39 UTC in reply to "FAIL"
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What makes a corporation think that they can censor content based on their own political agenda?

Because they can? You can argue moral grounds and freedom of speech all you like, but ultimately, it's their servers hosting it, and their rules.

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