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Speak Your Mind: Freedom of Tweets, Redux

Last week, Twitter announced that it’s going to enable country-specific censorship. In a nutshell, it allows a government to request that an individual tweet be censored in a specific country. For example, the government of Egypt could have requested that Twitter censor tweets from protesters so the tweets would not show up in Egypt.

It’s a controversial move, to be sure. Human rights activists from around the world have voiced their disappointment in the social media company. But others have made the argument that the way in which Twitter is dealing with Internet censorship is a boon for free expression and that it will be good for activists.

What do you think? Are people freaking out about nothing? Or is this yet another attempt to keep the little guy/gal down?

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