Twitter is Staying Raw!
July 04, 2012 @ 11:00 am
In the years of its rise as a networking site, Twitter has been acknowledged for giving its users both a voice and an ear to the changing trends across the globe. But they claim that they have been going through hell with 'law makers' of various
Recently, an Israeli law firm, Shurat HaDin, threatened to sue the site if they did not make attempts to block Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda promoters. Even US politicians have been making a noise about the fact that the Taliban is being allowed to vocalize their agenda, through tweets.
Though, the shedding off of democratic ideals is as much a globalised phenomenon as Twitter, we must be critical of the curative measures taken by organizations in tackling the situation. We know that Twitter is strict about copyright laws but freedom of speech has not unnerved them as much as it has, numerous Governments; and why not? Twitter, today, provides one of the easiest means of disseminating information online. It may not be able to convey as much information as the other networking sites, however, because they are so many ways to send and receive tweets without logging on to Twitter.com; it was possible for Iranians to keep information free flowing, even after the US government made attempts to censor similar news.
Now Twitter has been pushed to the very edge and chooses not to put up with the laws of different countries. So they have arrived at a compromise that has been well received by users the world over and threatened, opposing, governments. If the governments feel that Twitter is violating their local laws; they are ready to be blocked in those countries. Thus, urging their users into action. So if you feel you’re being censored, don’t blame them, but blame your government. Now if that’s not being raw then, what is?
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