Sign in with Twitter
by Trey Rentz, Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 12:08:53 PM EST
When I hit myDD today, I noticed the "sign in with Twitter" button anew. Today, twitter shut down the group known as 'Anonymous' that are leading the demonstration against the corporate attempts to shut down Wikileaks.ch.
This group was simply using their Twitter account to post updates. And it is now suspended. Is this the kind of political discourse, that Twitter stands for?
My right of free speech and assembly - is not a term of service contract item that can be bought, sold, or transferred. It persists throughout the body of any service level agreement. For both Twitter and Facebook to have shut down the accounts simply because the group was organizing cyber action - is wrong. You may disagree with the action, but to remove the account simply because you wish to censor or halt the group's activity - is not a standard of censorship commensurate with free press.
When MyDD lets you sign in with Twitter - do you?
Do you like the idea of your messages being auto-scanned, and the account shut down if you say something they disagree with? Does the 'sign in with Twitter' button do anything for you at all? Have you ever clicked on it?
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