CAREFUL WITH THOSE ANTI-CORRUPTION TWEETS: TWITTER LAUNCHES ORWELLIAN ‘COUNCIL’ TO CURB DISSENT

Twitter announced it will be joining in the pro-censorship campaigns currently sweeping social media under the familiar guise defenders of liberty and free speech love to hate: terrorism.
Twitter’s version of the Thought Police, however, sounds somehow even more Orwellian than the original: The Trust & Safety Council – which will, unsurprisingly, ‘work to develop policies censoring speech on the site,’ as the Washington Examiner described.
‘To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies,’ the social media’s statement paradoxically begins. ‘With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on FEBRUARY 11, 2016.

 

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