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You want freedom of speech *where*?

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Maybe it's just the change in location.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1905125,00.html
Iran Protests: Twitter, the Medium of the Movement Yes Nod(Yay!)
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2009
The U.S. State Department doesn't usually take an interest in the maintenance schedules of dotcom start-ups. But over the weekend, officials there reached out to Twitter and asked them to delay a network upgrade that was scheduled for Monday night. The reason? To protect the interests of Iranians using the service to protest the presidential election that took place on June 12.

But wait...

http://www.sacbee.com/827/story/2228879.html
NY man accused of tweeting cop actions at protests No Nod(Boo?)
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009
NEW YORK --  A self-described New York City anarchist has been accused of tweeting the location of police officers to protesters trying to evade them during the Group of 20 economic summit in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Elliot Madison alleging he used Twitter to direct the movement of protesters and inform them about law enforcement actions at last month's summit.
The New York Post reported the arrest in Saturday editions.
Court papers filed by Madison's attorney say FBI agents executed a search warrant at the 41-year-old's Queens home on Thursday. They seized computers, political writings and anarchist literature. Madison faces charges including hindering prosecution. His attorney didn't immediately return a call requesting comment Saturday.

Looks like some protesters are more equal than others.
Don't want that "democracy" getting out of hand, now do we?

Entry #293

Comments

1.
konaneComment by konane - October 5, 2009, 10:08 pm
Such irony.
2.
Rick GComment by Rick G - October 6, 2009, 8:53 am
Resourceful.   But now that they have his "anarchist literature", they'll have a case for domestic terrorism. Democracy at work.

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