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[liberationtech] when you are using Tor, Twitter will blocked your acc

Amin Sabeti aminsabeti at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 03:36:01 PDT 2014


Rick, I think you delete the problem instead of solving it!




On 9 June 2014 11:30, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 07, 2014 at 10:39:06AM +0100, Nariman Gharib wrote:
> > what solution do you have for solve this problem?
>
> Don't use Twitter.
>
> Yes, I'm quite serious.  Twitter has clearly stated that they're delighted
> to provide censorship-on-demand for any country that asks nicely:
>
>
> http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-censors-political-accounts-2014-5
>
> and even some that don't ask nicely:
>
>
> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140521/08242627307/pakistan-internet-content-regulator-asks-twitter-to-take-down-blasphemous-search.shtml
>
> and it's only going to get worse:
>
>
> http://gigaom.com/2014/05/21/twitters-selective-censorship-of-tweets-may-be-the-best-option-but-its-still-censorship/
>
> because Twitter wants to do business in those countries, like selling
> data on users to advertisers:
>
>
> http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/16/3427404/twitters-acquisition-of-gnip/
>
> Consider: if Twitter is so ready, willing and able to cave in to these
> demands, what possible reason is there to think that they won't give in
> just as quickly to *other* demands -- like for a data dump on all the
> users in a particular country or following particular accounts or using
> particular tags, including their login history with IP addresses, OS
> fingerprint, and everything else that they have on them?
>
> To borrow a phrase, it's just...good business.
>
> ---rsk
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