If twitter will bow down to a government overseas and censor the tweets of their citizens on a country by country basis, then I would believe, eventually, they’ll be fine with a more local censorship, state by state, town by town?
Twitter said it will post a censorship notice whenever a tweet is removed. (SOPA?)
Let’s take the bible belt, if 90% of parents & clergy want to “protect their beliefs” and request that twitter block the tweets of the small percentage of those that do not believe, Twitter has already proven that it can and will do this.
What happens if a president is under attack by those who want him out of office? Will twitter then block the tweets in America and allow the tweets in Britain?
Better yet, a school board chooses to block the tweets of a Rock & Roll band that they feel presents the opportunity to corrupt the young students in their local neighbor hoods? Does twitter bow down and agree?
The Chinese government decides to limit the amount of anti-Chinese sentiment that Americans are speaking about, due to jobs being outsourced overseas … Does twitter agree?
We are about to test the constitution in a manner never before seen, Big Business, Governments and the people they represent all have a voice and twitter controls it’s reach …
Powerful to say the least … one more question I have … a company or even a government chooses to sponsor ads and pay millions to do it, however the ad does not represent the best interests of the American people, does Twitter allow or censor the tweets?
Love to hear your thoughts …