Twitter Is Shutting Down Even More Government Transparency Accounts

Twitter has blocked 31 transparency-seeking accounts from accessing its developer API. These accounts all archived and made public the deleted tweets of powerful people like politicians. Twitter’s actually been doing this for a while now.

Back in June, Twitter revoked API access from the popular Politwoops account that was run by the Sunlight Foundation. This latest round of pseudo-censorship targets the UK’s Open State Foundation, which operated the accounts in question. The British organisation’s accounts logged the deleted tweets of persons in power in over 30 countries around the world.  Continue>>>