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 OSbunny on Mon 6th Dec 2010 03:41 UTC
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Twitter has shown itself to be susceptible to US govt. pressure. They showed that during the Iran elections when they complied with a US govt. request to delay upgrades that would have caused downtime. Now they have complied with another (secret) US govt. request to censor content. Looks like they have come full circle!

Edited 2010-12-06 03:43 UTC

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