The last Friday could be the worst day for the New york activists. As we all know that they have been protesting since a very long time through social networks and many other media methods. After twitter was threatened with contempt from the state judge, twitter submitted over the private tweets of an occupy activist to a New york judge. This surrender represents the end of months long war between the social media and the criminal court of Manhattan.
This whole fuss was because twitter was supporting these activists and showing the tweets of all the activists on its website. Now the tweets written by any activist won’t be visible. There is also a particular activist named Malcolm Harris, in the light whose one year old tweets will not be seen any more online.
Harris earlier claimed in context to the New york protest, that the police intentionally forced the protestors over the Brooklyn bridge in order to arrest them and put an end to that protest. What the courthouse is trying to seek is a way to rebuke these claims through the tweets of this activist.
The tweets were handed to the court, to the judge Mathew Sciarrino manually in hard-copy mode in a thick envelope. According to the officials this envelope will remain sealed until the hearing of Malcolm Harris which is going to be held next week.
What we learn from this is that twitter gets bludger in its guts for supporting free speech. More protests could be fired up after this step as this clearly obstructs the free flow of information between the techno-philosophers.
This is just another example of how the government is interfering in the common rights of people and asking for sensitive user information from social networks. Up to what extent they can go is still unpredictable as they just threatened Twitter, who knows what they could do to get any information!
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