Open Letter To Twitter: Stand Against Censorship
Reuters, CBS, and other outlets are reporting that Twitter is going to start censoring tweets in certain countries:
Twitter announced Thursday that it would begin restricting Tweets in certain countries, marking a policy shift for the social media platform that helped propel the popular uprisings recently sweeping across the Middle East.
In particular, this quote is just tragic, as Twitter tries to rationlize away restrictions on speech as mere cultural differences:
"As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," Twitter wrote in a blog post published Thursday.
From the Middle East, to Occupy, to SOPA and PIPA, the importance of open platforms like Twitter couldn't be more clear than it is today.
Will you help press Twitter to remain a leading platform for free speech, by signing our open letter?
OPEN LETTER TO TWITTER: Twitter's importance as an open platform has been demonstrated time and again this year. We need you to keep fighting for and enabling freedom of expression -- not rationalize away totalitarianism as a legitimate "different idea".
Please just add your name at right to sign our open letter to Twitter.
You can read the Reuters article here.
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