Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Why Is Twitter Rolling Out New Censorship Tools?

To many, the Internet is seen as a largely unregulated open marketplace of ideas and speech, where absent any outright violations of law, violations of website terms of service (TOS), or statements made in a directly dangerous and threatening way, communication between individuals occurs without censorship or interference by governments or corporations. Of course, there are times when comments, posts, statements or uploads get taken down – usually for violating TOS – on sites like Facebook, Twitter or Reddit. But amid the flurry of interest in Internet privacy, government surveillance and online harassment issues, some disturbing new trends have emerged in the world of social media.

More:  http://www.occupy.com/article/blue-canary-coal-mine-why-twitter-rolling-out-new-censorship-tools

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