Thursday, January 26, 2012

Twitter is going to censor in certain countries

From Demand Progress:

Oh no! Reuters, CBS, and other outlets are reporting that Twitter is going to start censoring tweets in certain countries:

Twitter announced Thursday that it would begin restricting Tweets in certain countries, marking a policy shift for the social media platform that helped propel the popular uprisings recently sweeping across the Middle East.

Please click here to sign our open letter and urge Twitter to reverse its decision to start censoring.

And this quote is just tragic, as Twitter tries to rationlize away restrictions on speech:

"As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," Twitter wrote in a blog post published Thursday.

From the Middle East, to Occupy, to SOPA and PIPA, the importance of open platforms like Twitter couldn't be more clear than it is today.

Will you help fight back, by signing our open letter to Twitter and asking them to reverse course? Just click here.

Nope, it never ends.

-Demand Progress

I can't believe this,first SOPA,PIPA and now Twitter is doing stupid shit. Just because some countries are dictatorships doesn't mean we have to cater to them and bow down to their laws. Those countries are so fucked up people can't wait to get the fuck out of them. If twitter does this they are going to lose a lot of users. Censorship is bad,whether it is from the government or private industry it still sucks. If you have a twitter account you may want to sign this petition because twitter may try more of this crap. Even if you don't but still want to stand up for free speech then by all means sign the petition.

1 comment:

Dulantha said...

Thanks for the information......

We must be aware of all bad trends on the internet.