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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Its one sided world
by Dododo on Mon 6th Dec 2010 06:10 UTC
Dododo
Member since:
2010-12-06

Hi,

This is what i have learnt from the past week.

First which are the internet companies used for spreading the buzz..
1: Facebook
2: Twitter
3: Yahoo
4: Google Buzz

Hosting:
1: Amazon
2: Go Daddy
3: EveryDNS

Now just analyse where do these companies come from?
yes, you are right, USA.

Now doesn't it seem monopoly, I feel and its my feeling and saying. and should not confused with anything else... if you feel different plzz write your own comments....

Now it seems to me that if US wants something to be blocked or removed it won't be of any difficulty.


Now the question arises what is democracy and how different is US from China?
China openly does censoring agreed? now what about US.. is it Democratic Country?

A Country where there is no freedom of speech how can it be democratic? where govt. keeps it own people into dark how can it be democratic country.

Can anyone please explain where my analysis is wrong?

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RE: Its one sided world
by Lennie on Mon 6th Dec 2010 16:34 in reply to "Its one sided world"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

It is not just companies, have a look at this article, I think Sweden might also have done what the US requested:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/05/julian-assange-lawyers-...

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