Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Twitter's Speech Problem: Hashtags and Hate : The New Yorker

Interesting times for Twitter, with hashtags and hate and porn (AllThingsD)
"And so Twitter finds itself with the ball, trying to dribble through diverging laws around the world, to kick away historical demons, and to hold onto its philosophical ideals—total, protected freedom of expression—as it holds onto its users and advertisers. If the company chooses not to comply with the French court’s decision, and the analogous ones that will surely follow, Twitter will have allowed millions of non-Americans who use the Web to benefit from America’s values of free speech—so quietly that it is almost secret."
Twitter's Speech Problem: Hashtags and Hate : The New Yorker
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