Twitter Evacuates: non-US accounts moved to Ireland away from the NSA

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Source: Beta News

Twitter has updated its privacy policy, creating a two-lane service that treats US and non-US users differently. If you live in the US, your account is controlled by San Francisco-based Twitter Inc, but if you’re elsewhere in the world (anywhere else) it’s handled by Twitter International Company in Dublin, Ireland. The changes also affect Periscope. (more…)

Twitter takes a free speech stand against U.S. government

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SOURCE: Mercury News

While not quite as momentous as the legal tussle over the Pentagon Papers, in the ongoing push-pull between the First Amendment and national security, Twitter is taking an important stand against government overreach.

Last year, thanks to pressure brought by tech companies such as Google, LinkedIn and Facebook, the government relaxed the gag rules associated with national security-related warrants and subpoenas. But it still dictated exactly how much the companies could disclose about these requests. (more…)

Government ‘science’ project censored conservative Twitter accounts


By J.D. Heyes

Natural News

Members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee have sent a letter to the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) demanding to know more about the beginnings of a $1 million taxpayer-funded project to track conservative “misinformation” on the Twitter social media site.

Known as “Truthy,” the project is being headed up by researchers at the University of Indiana, and it is currently under probe for alleged one-sided targeting of political commentary on Twitter. As reported by The Washington Free Beacon (WFB):

The project monitors “suspicious memes,” “false and misleading ideas,” and “hate speech,” with a goal of one day being able to automatically detect false rumors on the social media platform. (more…)

US lawmaker calls President Obama ‘socialistic dictator’

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Republican Congressman Randy Weber has criticized US President Barack Obama, calling him a “socialistic dictator.”

About an hour before Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the lawmaker from Texas tweeted that he was waiting for “the socialistic dictator” to make his speech.

“On floor of house waitin on “Kommandant-In-Chef”… the Socialistic dictator who’s been feeding US a line or is it “A-Lying?”” he tweeted.

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#M17 #OWS NYPD’s Iron Fist: OWS Re-Occupation Arrests: Protester Has Seizure in Handcuffs

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