Twitter users that have used their accounts to share information about important issues such as NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) have found themselves being censored and having their accounts deleted entirely.
This kind of censorship has become a growing trend on the social media site. All the while Twitter makes claims that users are experiencing closure of accounts due spamming it is clear that anyone speaking out about controversial topics such as Occupy Wall St, NDAA, SOPA and Anonymous are likely targets of service disruptions.
Recent developments to this story include the fact that “Following” and “Followers” lists are being tampered with, specifically with Twitter accounts belonging to Occupy & Anonymous supporters, and direct messages are being read remotely.
These tactics serve to disrupt the flow of information among the networks of Occupy & Anonymous supporters and further tempts them to move entirely to the other Occupy social media platforms; Diaspora / Occupii.
If you are a support of Occupy &/or Anonymous please make sure you regularly check that you are still following who you think you are – the total number of following/followers seems to remain static however many major high-profile Occupy accounts (and those of many of the livestreamers & citizen journalists) are being unfollowed without end user permission, and must now be re-followed on a near daily basis. Beware!