With its new country-by-country censorship approach, Twitter is actually loosing its censorship policy. Unlike Google, Twitter will remove contents only when required, on a case-by-case basis, rather than auto-filtering them. The Chinese government endorsed Twitter’s new policy. Is twitter going to China?
The current wave of democratic revolutions in the Arab world has evidenced the rising power of new social networks. Facebook and other Internet networks had a crucial role in the downfall of the dictatorships in Egypt and Tunisia, which found themselves unprepared from the “dangers” of new technologies.