Monday, January 30, 2012


Friedman, Uri. "Birdbrained." Foreign Policy, January 27, 2012.

From the article:  "Outrage has predictably followed Twitter's announcement … that it has developed a system to block (or, as the company euphemistically puts it, "withhold") specific tweets in specific countries if they violate local law, while keeping the content available for the rest of the world…. so far, Twitter has not done a particularly good job of explaining how this week's changes will alter its process for removing content and why the company is willing to imperil its brand by implementing the new rules. In announcing the policy, Twitter explained that it will need to "enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression" as it grows. But what does "enter countries" mean for a website theoretically available from anywhere?"  Read more

See Also
January 26, 2012, "Tweets Still Must Flow", Twitter Blog.