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If #Twitter censors tweets country by country, they’ll be fine w/ state by state one day?

Articles: Teens turn to twitter | Twitter sells us out

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 …

Original Articles:

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Twitter-under-fire-for-censoring-plan-2762135.php

http://lubbockonline.com/technology/2012-01-29/teens-turning-twitter-escape-online-parents#.TyVQ3VyXSZc

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Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation – Forbes

Source : Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation – Forbes.

 

President Barack Obama has stepped in and said he’s NOT supporting the bill. SOPA: The Anti-SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

But there IS another bill, Protect IP (the Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act), that could be a problem for Internet users. The legislation is scheduled to go before the Senate on January 24th.

Both SOPA and Protect IP attempt to combat online piracy by preventing American search engines like Google and Yahoo from directing users to sites distributing stolen content. Both bills also would allow people & companies to sue if copyright was infringed. The president has come out against both bills, putting pressure on senators for January 24th.

The full White House response can be read here.

“Any provision covering Internet intermediaries such as online advertising networks, payment processors, or search engines must be transparent and designed to prevent overly broad private rights of action that could encourage unjustified litigation that could discourage #startup businesses” said The White House.

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