Twitter Censorship Now Country-Specific

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KeyMaster45:
You know what, fuck it. I'm done.

I'm done being pissed off about all these people in power trying to censor the internet. I just don't have the energy for it and to be perfectly honest it looks like it's going to happen whether we fight it or not. We're not getting through to them, and we never will. They may back down but they're convinced they're in the right.

They have the money and the resources to do whatever the hell they want, regardless of how much we protest. I mean ffs, they've already proven the democratic process can be circumvented by simply taking their agenda to the UN, where the voice of the people does not exist. How are we supposed to fight that? We can't, it's as simple as that.

If anonymous has proven anything it's that a bunch of 12 year old /b/tards can shut down the department of justice. On the internet you are not restricted by wealth or politics, but skill, and there are always people more skillful than censors.

This will only serve to manipulate identity on a national level, creating needless lines of separation between those on the internet.

The web is not a world separated by national and cultural barriers. It is one existing entity that knows no nor needs national identity. These borders are only made by those whose minds grew up with and are irreversibly accustomed to the idea of walling themselves off from humanity, filtering them off from their warped reality as convenient as they see fit rather than see, embrace, and love the beautiful peoples and cultures of the world.

They are old. They are dying animals violently struggling in their final breaths. They are the enemy. And they are inferior.

People need to learn about things before they post about them. Yes I recognize the irony in me saying that after my most recent thread. Twitter would only remove tweets in countries if requested to by the government, and then all requests would be subject to an evaluation by Twitter as to whether they actually break the law Twitter has been told it violates. It's this, or have Twitter be unavailable in those countries entirely.

Read this all the way through, and then realize this is no big deal.

DiMono:
People need to learn about things before they post about them. Yes I recognize the irony in me saying that after my most recent thread. Twitter would only remove tweets in countries if requested to by the government, and then all requests would be subject to an evaluation by Twitter as to whether they actually break the law Twitter has been told it violates. It's this, or have Twitter be unavailable in those countries entirely.

Read this all the way through, and then realize this is no big deal.

Oh jesus christ, thank god. I thought I was the only one that actually read the article and knew what was going on. (Disclaimer: the following rant has excessive use of bold)

What the fuck is wrong with people on the internet? This policy has LESS censorship than Twitter's former policy. Under the previous policy, if something put on Twitter was illegal in any area it would be removed FOR EVERYONE. Under the new policy, the illegal tweet will be removed ONLY for those in areas where it is illegal. Plus, any requests to have a tweet removed will be PUBLICIZED! This is the fucking opposite of censorship! They're trying to make it so FEWER overall tweets are censored and any requests for censorship are out in the open.

But no. It would take far too much effort to actually do any kind of research on the matter, let alone READ THE FUCKING OP IN ITS ENTIRETY instead of just shooting our wads at the sight of the headline. Let's just keep our heads in the sand(whoops, sorry, I meant in our asses) and keep bitching and moaning about absolutely nothing.

If the internet goes down the shitter and severe regulations actually do come into place, it's our own damn fault for doing this retarded chicken little dance every time "internet" and "regulation" are in the same sentence and no one ends up taking us seriously when its on a matter that's actually important.

I really have no problem with this. The company should respect other countries. We here in The U.S experience a wealth of freedom that other countries are not allowed to experience. But that is not because of the companies we host it is because we have a bill of rights guaranteeing free speech. Hopefully issues like this will make other countries question the rights they are allowed and follow on them but it is not for individual companies to decide it is for the people. Personally I don't use twitter. To me it seems like........dare I say it? A forum moderator?

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