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Twitter Censorship

Why the University of Kansas Was Wrong to Suspend Tweeting Professor

Will Creeley | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Will Creeley

Professor Guth accepted the suspension, apparently because he was receiving threats. But if he's receiving threats, it's the university's duty to protect him, not suspend him. In a free society, we can't allow those who threaten speakers with violence to win by silencing voices they don't like.

Twitter Censors An Account For The First Time

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

BERLIN (AP) — Twitter has for the first time blocked an account using a new tool that allows it to bar content in individual countries, shutting out...

China's Twitter Leads In Cats And Cat-And-Mouse Censorship

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing's gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation'...

Twitter's 'Freedom of Expression' Is a Privilege; Not a Right

Adam Kirr | Posted 07.29.2012 | Technology
Adam Kirr

Given that some celebrities and public figures are deciding to leave Twitter because of hateful, racist, or threatening attacks from "Twitter Trolls"; is it completely unreasonable to speculate that Twitter may enact measures to mitigate this problem?

Brazil Sues Twitter To Remove Some Tweets

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 04.11.2012 | Technology

SAO PAULO — A request for an injunction to stop Twitter users from alerting drivers to police roadblocks, radar traps and drunk-driving checkpoi...

Saki Knafo

Is Outkast's Big Boi A Pirate? How Twitter Cracks Down On Copyright Violations | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.09.2012 | Technology

In early June, about three weeks before Beyonce's latest album came out, one of her songs, a collaboration with the rapper Andre 3000, made its way to...

What Twitter's New Censorship Policy Means for Human Rights

Amnesty International | Posted 04.02.2012 | Technology
Amnesty International

The stark fact is that profit motivates great innovations in the digital world. It also motivates consolidation and control. We will be watching you, Twitter. Take it as a measure of your importance.

Twitter CEO Defends Censorship Policy

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Twitter CEO Dick Costolo sought to calm the global outrage over the company's new country-by-country censorship policy on Monday...

Thailand Welcomes Twitter's New Censorship Policy

AP | Posted 03.31.2012 | Technology

BANGKOK — Thailand is welcoming Twitter's new policy to censor tweets in specific nations where the content might break laws. Technology minist...

Twitter's New Censorship Policy Ignites Global Outrage

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.28.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unvei...

Twitter Boycott Planned To Protest Twitter's Censorship Plan

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.27.2012 | Technology

Twitterers have a message: Tomorrow, turn off the tweets. Users of the social media site are planning a Twitter boycott to protest the company's ne...

Twitter To Censor Tweets In Some Countries

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

Twitter, according to its official description, promises to offer up the "latest information about what you find interesting." There's now a caveat...

Top 10 Occupy Wall Street Conspiracy Theories | David Moye | Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

Conspiracy theories have surrounded the Occupy Wall Street movement since the moment protesters hit the ground. From ties to George Soros to cries ...