Friday, September 23, 2011

Twitter Blocks Occupy Wall Street From Top Trending List

According to the independent news website AmpedStatus Report, twitter on at least two occasions blocked the #OccupyWallStreet hashtag from showing up on its top trending list. The report claims this was done on the first day of the protests on the 17th and again on Thursday September 22.

In a related event Yahoo earlier this week admitted and apologized for blocking emails pertaining to the Occupy Wall Street protests.
"On at least two occasions, Saturday September 17th and again on Thursday night, Twitter blocked #OccupyWallStreet from being featured as a top trending topic on their homepage. On both occasions, #OccupyWallStreet tweets were coming in more frequently than other top trending topics that they were featuring on their homepage. This is blatant political censorship on the part of a company that has recently received a $400 million investment from JP Morgan Chase. We demand a statement from Twitter on this act of politically motivated censorship. Will they block #OccupyWallStreet from trending again tomorrow when actions throughout the country will once again flare up?"

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