09 Sep '12, 11am

Twitter, the Self-Appointed Defender of Our Free Speech

Twitter, the Self-Appointed Defender of Our Free Speech

To many of my friends — the majority parents of autistic children like myself — Twitter is another way to stay connected. Often, 140 characters are about all I have to time to read in the course of a day of teaching and caring for Charlie . I love the “real-time-ness” of Twitter and being able to exchange tweets with a friend time zones away. More and more, though, Twitter has become a platform for a lot more than mom-chat. Twitter has become, or seeks to portray itself as having become, nothing less than the defender of free speech around the world, the “free-speech wing of the free-speech party,” says Mathew Ingram on GigaOM . Twitter, Staunch Defender of Free Speech (Or So Twitter Wants Us To Think) Twitter is fighting a Manhattan criminal court order to turn over all the tweets of Malcolm Harris, who has been charged with disorderly conduct related to an Occupy protest...

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