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Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

Twitter Will Not Shut Down Accounts Of London Rioters

Although Blackberry Messenger has been in the hot seat for being the medium of choice for London looters to communicate their next attack, Twitter was used extensively by the rioters as well. And, sticking to its position on the freedom of expression of its users from earlier this year, Twitter says it will not shut down the accounts of any of the rioters.
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Kuwaiti Man Sued, Detained For Comments Made Against Bahrain Royal

Kuwaiti citizen Nasser Abdul (pictured in blue in this image from his Twitter profile) was detained last week for comments that he made on Twitter allegedly criticizing the ruling families of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
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Reporters Without Borders Worried Ugandan Gov’t will Target Twitter Again

Despite international awareness and condemnation, the Ugandan government is still trying to shut down Twitter and Facebook to stem the protests currently going in within its borders. Reporters Without Borders has now stepped in, writing an open letter urging the Ugandan government “to respect freedom of expression and not obstruct online social networks and news media on the eve of new opposition demonstrations.”
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