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Posts Tagged ‘Protesters’

Twitter Proves Pivotal In Dissemination Of Information During Taksim Square Protests

From Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, social media – and Twitter in particular – has played a focal role in many of recent years’ most tumultuous public demonstrations.

The protests taking place in Turkey add to that trend, placing an even greater emphasis on how powerful a communicative tool Twitter is.

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Faced With Financial Penalty, Twitter Hands Over Protestor’s Tweets

Looks like we spoke too soon – Twitter IS backing down and handing over Malcom Harris’ tweets to prosecutors.

After being faced with potentially stiff fines for noncompliance, Twitter is said to have handed over the information today.

If you depend on online anonymity in any way, now would be the time to worry.

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Judge Inexplicably Adds #Hashtags To Twitter Ruling

An Occupy Wall Street protester was trying to prevent prosecutors from obtaining his tweets, but his request was denied – by a #hashtag happy judge.
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More Secure, Anonymous “Twitter Alternative” Being Used By Protesters

There’s a new social network on the block that touts itself as being more secure, private, and anonymous than Twitter – something that the protesters at #OccupyWallstreet are embracing with open arms.
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Egyptian Government, Telecom Operator Deny Blocking Twitter

Both the Egyptian government and the company behind the government’s network claim to have no involvement in the reported blocking of Twitter. Since Tuesday, Twitter has been largely inaccessible from within Egypt, except through a few third-party applications.
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