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 jededel on Mon 6th Dec 2010 12:13 UTC
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2010-12-06

I am frequently amazed at the level of trust and acceptance people have for the coverage on popular news outlets. We may have freedom of speech, but news organizations are not required to fairly or comprehensively cover the news or any viewpoint. Major news networks have political and financial 'agendas' and they know how to push them. An unfortunate reality is making money is more important than really good news coverage that informs the public on important issues. In my opinion, the education system has completely failed to teach critical thinking skills...

Wikileaks is not a news organization. They are a privately held company they can censor whatever they like. Move on if you don't like it.

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