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The attack by Israel on a flotilla of ships approaching Gaza has, as you'd expect, generated a huge response on social media - and of course Twitter, with its real-time content, was quick to react.
Many users began the morning by tagging their comments about it with "#flotilla" - a "hashtag" which gives a structure to a discussion or emerging event, as you can filter searches in applications such as Tweetdeck so that you only see those with that tag.
But at around 11am, as #flotilla began "trending" - rising to the topmost-used hashtags on the service - it seemed to vanish.
Originally posted by susp3kt
I love that Twitter got caught with it's pants down, but the fact of the matter is that censorship has and will continue to occur.
I don't use it personally. But most people don't give a rat's behind that censorship is being forced upon their lives. Or that they are being data-mined and snooped upon.
Is ignorance bliss? I think not.