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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We Get The Government That We Deserve.
by kaelodest on Mon 6th Dec 2010 21:45 UTC
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1.> I suspect that it is a real Karma Burn if We The People... Were revealed to be a bunch of backbiting vampire-cannibal-zombie etc. But Maybe we are just emboldened that we have not been asked to look in the Mirror of How the rest of the world sees us. And these are not lies neither large nor small, these are things that went on the record.
2.>It used to be funny to say that 'Only people with something to hide...' etc, need privacy and encryption. It used to be a real side-splitter- ROTFL trip, it used to be hella funny when the government was able to see your secrets and 'We The People' had no insight on any of the dirt by our government. But now i know, and I can not unsee it.
3.>It is real funny to hear about Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, and to wonder, Is this what the Military signed up to protect?

When I see News from Germany or Turkey, or Spain. And I hear that the rest of the world already knows about the Rape Rooms in Abu Ghraib, or our Secret Gulag. Then WikiLeaks has just became the Exclamation point to this. Then I see the pure, unalloyed, dyed-in-the-wool contempt that this gov. has for it's people. I will cry about it later.

Lastly, this system thrives on apathy.

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