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Posts Tagged ‘censor’

How Twitter Plans To Battle “Horrifying” Hate Speech While Encouraging Freedom

Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo spoke to the Financial Times about the hate speech and trolls that have become so prevalent on the social network, explaining how the company plans to fight back while remaining a haven for those seeking freedom of expression.
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Congress Asks Twitter To Censor Taliban Tweets

Joe Lieberman is heading up a movement in the US Congress that would like to see Twitter censor the Taliban’s tweets, in order to “eliminate violent Islamist extremism propaganda” on social media.
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Indian Government Asks Social Networks To Prescreen User Content Before It is Posted. All Of It.

The New York Times is reporting a rather archaic-sounding move by the Indian government: asking other big social media sites to prescreen all content that users post to remove anything “disparaging, inflammatory or defamatory…before it goes online.”
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Twitter Is “Willing To Listen” To The UK Gov’t About Post-Riot Censorship

Throughout the day on Thursday, the Twitter-verse was abuzz with the news that U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was considering censoring tweets in response to the looters using Twitter to communicate during the London riots.

Now, we’ve got Twitter’s official word on the matter.
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Did The Japanese Government Censor Twitter During Nuclear Plant Meltdown?

The Japanese government is denying that an online project to monitor “incorrect and inappropriate” information on Twitter and publish “correct” information is an attempt at online censorship.
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