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

Uncle Zzzen unclezzzen at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 22:12:34 PST 2012


On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Jillian C. York <jilliancyork at gmail.com>wrote:

> Sounds like he might have blocked you.  I think that makes a lot more
> sense than any of the other possibilities raised.
>

Maybe (although he didn't unfollow any of us), but that's not the case. I'm
not raising [consipracy] possibilities. I'm saying that the fact that this
is not transparent (even at the level of finding out WHETHER something was
blocked) is dangerous.

Also - in the other incident (the bitcoin one) there's no such explanation,
and I'm not "raising possibilities" that twitter has something against a
lowly merchant. Maybe it's a bug, maybe it's malicious flagging. The fact
that we don't KNOW scares me because of the implications of this in the
future.

I believe twitter are well meaning people, and wouldn't want to support
totalitarianism any more than the "founding fathers" of TCP/IP did (and as
we know - they were a bit sloppy in avoiding that), but it's a serious
problem and it should be addressed.
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