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[liberationtech] Where can I find the Twitter censorship handbook?
brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Sat Dec 15 00:47:31 PST 2012
So am I mistaken that Twitter "blocks" (and by blocks I mean does not allow
to be visible) certain content in certain countries, in accordance with
I'm not saying its right or wrong, but unless I'm mistaken about this, its
a bit melodramatic to get on your high horse about the "lack if censorship
or mediation" of tweets, which, if twitter filters tweets based on location
is just prima facie untrue.
I happen to completely understand why twitter does this and believe the
ability to "change your set location" in order to avoid the filtering is a
good workaround. That said, no need to be rude, dramatic, or misleading.
On Dec 15, 2012 4:38 AM, "John Adams" <jna at retina.net> wrote:
> I work there. Read the damn TOS. Twitter -does not- censor or meditate
> 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.
> 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.
>> Griffin Boyce
>> 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 :)
>> "I believe that usability is a security concern; systems that do
>> not pay close attention to the human interaction factors involved
>> risk failing to provide security by failing to attract users."
>> ~Len Sassaman
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