This is the screenshot of the twitter accusation.
This is an interesting map of the use of the twitter hash tag #occupywallstreet via trendsmap.
According to reports on CNN and other sites there are at least a
thousand people a couple of hundred camping out on Wall Street this morning. (Updated at 10:04 AM 17 September 2011 – reports are conflicting about how many people are there, using reports from people on the ground as to the crowd size).
What is interesting to me is that regardless of the idea of a trending topic is that the idea of twitter censoring anything is of deep interest to anyone who follows breaking events on Twitter. If Twitter becomes a less reliable source for breaking information, people will go elsewhere. The other interesting part is that protesters have broken into a number of other hashtags in an attempt to get around what they think is censorship at Twitter.
Does Twitter practice censorship? If anyone truly knows, leave a comment here with good examples of what the practice looks like. If Twitter is no longer reliable for coordinating protests, then this will be an issue worldwide because Twitter has become one of the most important ways of coordinating protests, and providing breaking information about protests on a global scale. It would be a shame to see that suddenly become not reliable.
- Twitter #occupywallstreet movement aims to mimic Iran – CNN (cnn.com)
- Should Twitter Censor? (businessethicsblog.com)
(Cross-posted @ Techwag)