Twitter will block services that publish deleted tweets by politicians




Twitter blocks Diplotweets and Politwoops, services tweets republish these politicians previously removed. Twitter says cater this to “the voice of the user, but the origin of Dutch find initiatives that the public is entitled to the tweets of politicians.

Politwoops Twitter last weekend began the blockade of thirty versions of Politwoops, including the version tweets from Dutch politicians and European parliamentarians was watching. The American version of Politwoops earlier this year blocked. The origin of Politwoops is at a hackathon held in the Netherlands in 2010, by Open State Foundation. That organization gave in 2014 the tool Diplotwoops to publish deleted messages from diplomats and embassies. Also, this service is disabled by Twitter.

Twitter relies on the fact that removal of a tweet, an expression of the voice of the user. ” “Imagine how unnerving – even frightening – tweeting is as it should be immutable and irrevocable No user deserves this opportunity more than any other?” The Twitter statement was according Open State Foundation.

The non-profit organization that strives for ‘democratic transparency’, indicates that the tweets were public and therefore part of the parliamentary history. “These messages they themselves have consciously publicly published and later removed. The public should have access to what they have said publicly,” declares Arjan El Fassed,
director of Open State Foundation


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