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[ NNSquad ] Reporters Without Borders: "Dictators can thank Twitter for its new censorship policy"

Reporters Without Borders: "Dictators can thank Twitter for its new censorship policy"

http://j.mp/zDrRct  (RSF)

   "A Twitter representative has made a promise that all requests will be
    dealt with on a case-by-case basis and the question of freedom of
    expression will be take into account in any decision to withhold
    content.  Twitter has also suggested that in future it will be able to
    censor tweets in only one country, and leave them accessible elsewhere
    in the world. The company has undertaken to show transparency by
    publishing removal requests on the Chilling Effects website. That is
    hardly enough.  We fear that Twitter may be drawn into an
    uncontrollable spiral of censorship imposed by increasingly repressive
    legislation. This fear is well-founded bearing in mind Twitter's
    argument that implies the interpretation of freedom of expression
    could vary from country to country."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com 
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenweinstein 
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com

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