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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RE: Kudos to you, Thom
by oinet on Tue 7th Dec 2010 19:07 UTC in reply to "Kudos to you, Thom"
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That was a well-said, to the point article and personally my favorite that you have written to date. Twitter is trying to point us in the "right" direction, hiding reality and attempting to lead us to believe that the U.S is correct far more often than it truly is, something WikiLeaks has proved wrong, attracting endless criticism. Yet Twitter allows it's entire community to babble on relentlessly regarding the Iranian revolution.

The "Iranian revolution" is also a reality. Apparently not yours, but of others it is. Sorry for you that twitter pursues it's own view of reality instead of yours.

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