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 mikeinohio on Mon 6th Dec 2010 11:51 UTC
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Quid pro quo

Does this really surprise anybody? No large corporation can exist in the United States with out the government's blessing. The government will give that, but it expects something in return. Perhaps a political contribution or maybe shutting up an enemy.

It has not happened yet, but the government needs to be separated from economics the same way it is separated from religion, for the same reason.

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