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[liberationtech] Where can I find the Twitter censorship handbook?

John Adams jna at retina.net
Fri Dec 14 19:37:51 PST 2012


I work there. Read the damn TOS.  Twitter -does not- censor or meditate
content.

https://support.twitter.com/articles/15794-abusive-behavior

and

https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311-the-twitter-rules

It's a serious affront to all the work we've done to enable people to
freely communicate, and the number of times that we've gone to bat for
users,  to make posts like these.

-john


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Griffin Boyce <griffinboyce at gmail.com>wrote:

>   Have you tried contacting twitter support directly? In the first
> instance, it's likely that you were reported by someone who saw it and took
> offense to it.
>
>   As for having tweets reported for spam, it could have been a competitor
> (and that type of reporting is easy to automate). But the Twitter spam
> algorithm could also have interpreted the [short tweet length + link +
> popular hashtag] as being spam.
>
>   From a merchant perspective, we kind of operate at her majesty's
> pleasure.  By that I mean that social networks make the rules, enforce them
> (or not), and our only real recourse is to move to another, less populated
> social network.  I'd recommend talking to twitter support before totally
> writing it off, but you might not get a resolution for the reasons
> mentioned above.
>
> Best,
> Griffin Boyce
> @abditum
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Uncle Zzzen <unclezzzen at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Warning for the politically-correct: this message contains the N-word. I
>> believe it is in context :)
>
>
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