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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Self Censoring is Good
by Pedantic on Mon 6th Dec 2010 23:31 UTC
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2006-07-18

When a government (police, military, public library, etc.) stops freedom of speech or freedom of the press, etc. that is a bad thing.

But when a person or an organization self-regulates themselves then that is called responsible, mature, polite, etc..

Based on the comments, and in some cases the articles I read at this site regularly (I love this site!), I think a LOT of people need to learn this lesson.

Agree with twitter or not I applaud the civility and so should everyone.

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