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    ‘Bytes and Pieces’: Free Speech on Twitter

    Disclosure: I have worked on various projects with Nicole Ozer and the ACLU of Northern California.

    ACLU of Northern California’s Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director Nicole Ozer writes about the Twitter scandal on her blog, Bytes and Pieces. Quick recap of the scandal: Twitter is a “micro-blogging” site where people send one- or two-line updates to their friends. One user alleged harassment by another user; Twitter was asked to ban the offender. The requester cited Twitter’s Terms of Service. Twitter instead chose to review its Terms of Service, setting off a debate about free speech on the Internet and what responsibilities such services have to their users. Go to Bytes and Pieces for more detail and analysis.

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