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

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 03:43:05 PDT 2014


Well..

"NOT" using Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc. is not an option if you
really want to reach "the masses." If it were feasible to keep being
even a minimally effective activist, and not just Yet Another Nano
Protester, it would be too easy.

The question, in my opinion, would then be "how to use Twitter,
Facebook, Google, etc., in a manner that their apparent
<<unfriendliness>> towards free speech, privacy, liberty, is
reasonably mitigated, if not circumvented altogether."

The latter question is much harder. Good moment to remember Johann
Sebastian Bach's alleged "last words:" "Life is Hard!"

And, of course, like a good francophile, in closing, I drop a
quotation from Gilles Deleuze, which goes something like this: "il
faut reterritorialize the establishment to subvert it!"

Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at acm.org>
+1 (347) 766-5008


On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 5:30 AM, 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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