If you follow social media and hate web censorship you will be interested to know that Twitter has been accused of censorship multiple times this week, yesterday regarding WikiLeaks DNC emails.
On Friday, July 22, 2016, #DNCLeaks exploded on twitter. Over a quarter million tweets went up and the hashtag #DNCLeaks quickly rocketed to the top of Trends.
Then it vanished.
Twitter was called out on this and #DNCLeak quickly made its way to trends as a replacement.
#DNCLeaks was trending #1. @twitter pulls it from the list completely, gets called on it, then replaces it with #DNCleak to cover themselves
— Gabe (@gacman0) July 23, 2016
With many media outlets not covering the story, many people have turned to Twitter for the news.
Broadcasters so far implicanted in #DNCLeaks: MSNBC, CBS
Broadcasters so far not covering #DNCLeaks: MSNBC, CBS
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 23, 2016
Does Twitter censor?
Twitter is known as the place to get breaking news.
According to a recent interview with CEO Jack Dorsey, “Twitter absolutely does not censor users”.
What do you think? Did Twitter censor the #DNCLeaks hashtag? Will they explain what happened to those accusing them?
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