28 Jan '12, 7am

New blog post: Twitter to delete tweets if countries request it

Twitter announced recently that it will delete tweets if countries request it. This move sparked outcry and protest from Twitter users. A growing number of Twitter users are organising a #TwitterBlackout on 28 January (US Time I supposed). But is Twitter turning evil? Is this a bad move? Or are we barking at the wrong tree? Firstly, Twitter has been censoring illegal Tweets since day one. This is nothing new. In the past, when Twitter remove a tweet due to complaints, it will have to remove the tweet entirely from Twitter. From now on, Twitter has the ability to only remove the Tweet in countries that requested for it to be taken down. So only Twitter users in that country will be censored. The rest of the world can still see that tweet. This, I feel, is much better than simply removing the tweet entirely. And why is Twitter doing this? Well, whenever Twitter gets a reques...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2012/01/28/twitter-to-delete-tweets-if-...

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