Friday, May 20, 2011

OccupiedPalestine Blog Hit by Twitter Censorship after Account Suspended

http://gazasolidarity.blogspot.com/2011/05/occupiedpalestine-blog-hit-by-twitter.html

Influential and popular blog occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com had it's Twitter account suspended yesterday.
Last night the twitteraccount of this blog was suspended while tweeting for #Palestine #Gaza #Justice & #Humanrights by way tweeps are used from us: reposting already by media published news or retweeting by media published news from others (besides some personal tweets as well of course). A lot of people sending messages now by email asking what happened.

We express our concern about Twitter suspending accounts. Twitter is supposed to be a social site and it defeats the purpose of the service when the accounts of popular / active users are disabled, thus cutting them off from their network of contacts and destroying irrevocably what they have spent months and/or years building up here: a twitterarchive, retweets, favourite quote collections, personal updates, hence all the information of personal nature stored in the DM Box etc.

It is in the features of Twitter for any user who does not like the tweets or the amount, to unfollow or even block users whose tweets are not appreciated.

To our loyal followers, we are sorry for the inconvenience. please follow sister @occpal2 or sister @occpal3 for the time being. Shoutouts to these accounts would be highly appreciated to restore the followerslist so the news about Palestine we continuously update reaches the world.

We send an email to Twitter but did not receieve any response yet. We keep you updated in this topic about eventual developments in hope the account gets restored.

Jazzakum Allahu khair wa BarakAllahu feekum, Thank you and may Allah/G-d/God bless you, from occupiedpalestine

Update 1

It seems DM’s send to @occpal2 or sister @occpal 3 are not arriving at all

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