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Twitter is now officially censored......

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:37 AM
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Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world.


Twitter has decided to start censoring its content. It cannot be trusted anymore. I wonder will they be censoring the folks who are reporting from their countries how their own government are murdering their own people and nobody cares.

Who is actually deciding what can be said and where?

I am sure it will start off gently. It is most probably just getting its ducks in line for when the proper censorship comes in and the US government/CIA take full control of the internet.

www.forbes.com...




posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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this was the last straw for me, i just closed my account with them. i hope many do aswell.

goodbye twitter



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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They should have left it up to France and Germany to find a way to police and censor their own people.
It's ridiculous.

Ebay has that sort of rule - and I have a friend that deals in wwII artifacts- not run of the mill ones, but things like Ava's undies and Hitlers paintings. It has made it impossible for him to sell there, even though he was making more than 25k a month, he had to move for the most part to a different venue.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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Sounds like conditioning fr what's to come to me.....



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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Ron Paul? Whos that?

The Ron Paul Media Blackout Is Back On

edit on 27-1-2012 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:51 AM
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first off, its technology they CAN use, doesnt mean they will. And second, most of the information they aim to censor have to do with things like child pornography, which im all in favor of



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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Why would they need to make an announcement and censor things like child pornography "based on country"?
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:59 AM
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because child pornography is prevalent from certain countries



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:04 AM
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reply to post by jazzguy
 


same here, someone needs to set up a new version.

perfect business oppurtunity



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by bknapple32
first off, its technology they CAN use, doesnt mean they will. And second, most of the information they aim to censor have to do with things like child pornography, which im all in favor of


yep. this is the excuse used to start off all the censorship.

we cant have people spreading child porn everywhere or being pro-nazi. they start off with this and then after a couple of years all you will be allowed talk about is the weather and your glorious leader.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:08 AM
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But twitter is going to censor child pornography regardless of whichever country it emanates from. Are you suggesting that twitter would allow child pornography if it was "legal" in a certain country? Is it even legal anywhere?

Clearly, this announcement has nothing to do with issues like child pornography. Its selective cencorship plain and simple.

The announcement is pre-emptive to prepare people for arbitrary censorship.
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:19 AM
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So many people in the mainstream think that internet is ...

Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, Time Magazine and other such crap.

Internet is IRC, FTP, HTTP, NewsGroups etc... Where the LOL H4x0rz dwell.

Heh, yeah there are real hackers there.

They lol at trendy folks that have discovered how to turn on a PC/MAC.

Definitions of the terms (ie hacker, cracker, phreaker... etc..) used to describe their skillz setz have

changed over the years.

The underground will always exist. They cannot now be legislated or politicized out of existence.

It's gone too far. There will only be new trendy, trendiness for consumers.

Twitter is a tool. Facebook is a tool. HTTP became a tool. ... For advertisers to exploit.

Good thing advertisers and their ilk can be blocked... L337 h4x0rz cannot be blocked, only respected.

Scumbags in office vs. scumbags in undergound. IT's war!!!

Which scumbag sect of humanity are YOU? =)

edit on 1·27·12 by DrMattMaddix because: ... I can!!!



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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Dear OP,
Twitter is owned by a corporation, they may censor whatever they want as it is their media.
Just like ATS censors us everyday, if we do not like it, we have the freedom to stop giving them our clicks!
So if you do not like censoring, open your own site r make your own form of media.
Quite simple actually.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 05:00 AM
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Originally posted by g146541
Dear OP,
Twitter is owned by a corporation, they may censor whatever they want as it is their media.
Just like ATS censors us everyday, if we do not like it, we have the freedom to stop giving them our clicks!
So if you do not like censoring, open your own site r make your own form of media.
Quite simple actually.



this a million and 1 times



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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if you read a few of the posts you will see i said that.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:06 AM
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Well, well. I never would have seen this coming.


More seriously, though, I have always considered Twitter an abomination, and although I have an account, very rarely use it. Twitter is a corporate usurper, and perverted mockery, of ircII, (Internet Relay Chat) which was much more widely used before 2000.

IRC was everything Twitter isn't. Public, non-corporate, decentralised, and almost completely immune to either infiltration or censorship of any kind. Unfortunately, however, IRC required the use of maybe half a dozen commands, (/server, /join, /quit, /nick, /msg, /me) which apparently put it out of the reach of anyone with an IQ south of 100 or so.

Some of you might find learning about it valuable, however; some of the old IRC nets are still running. If you are willing to learn to use it, (and it really is not difficult) you may find it extremely useful.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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To be censored it FIRST needs measures to monitor the actual content. And this should make you concerned.

A) I am afraid that such laws are bent and interpreted *freely* because history has shown this over and over, censorship is RARELY used in a "good" way. It's always a tool of control, power and eliminating inconvenient opinions.

B) This goes hand in hand with other, rather shocking developments, i am not talking about SOPA actually, but stuff the US (!) is doing right now to impose SOPA law to other (!) countries like Spain etc....and of course the recent raid of filesharing sites.

Censorship and a change of the net are GOING ON RIGHT NOW and people need to wake up until it's too late!

It's small things and small changes..but the sum will be a DIFFERENT (to the worse!) internet and it wont take long. TPTB, mainly corporates like MPAA, RIAA, Turner, Murdoch but also Google etc. are in full force taking control of the internet right now.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:37 AM
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yea, i thinkk they are trying to get it back on track as a corporate/business tool. they want to get rid of the lower life forms using if as a communication service around the globe. its mostly used to take a swipe at corporations these days.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:54 AM
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I generally try not to read the other posters first as it may taint my thought process.
On occasion I have found myself to be wrong, but it does not happen alot.
After I post I go back and read others opinions and see if what I said still sits good with me.
It is good that you have said what I believe.
All we need is one more person to say it and it may become truth!
Well, in the minds of those who just have not seen that angle.


(Edit)
Now if twitter decides to censor people in different areas, this will create a vacuum, and we all knows what happens in a vacuum.
Yep, it gets filled with something.
Some genius 4chan kid with an afinity for code will just introduce the next twitter.
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by bknapple32
reply to post by gladtobehere
 


because child pornography is prevalent from certain countries


I'll have what he's having...




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