Updated: Is Twitter Censoring #flotilla and #Gaza While Keeping #israil?

31 May, 2010

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Update:

We have posted a new post about the matter “Now Trending #freedomflotilla 16,761 Tweets #Flotilla #Gaza on Google Maps -Social Media Guide”

But we still do not know why #flotilla was censored.

After the news broke today of the Israeli forces attacking flotilla an aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza killing over 10 people and dozens injured  , thousands of Twitter users flooded Twitter with angry Tweets with the hashtag #flotilla and #gaza (more than 200 Tweet per second.)

However until this moment #flotilla and #gaza did not become a trending topic, which made many users wonder if Twitter is censoring certain topics from trending and keeping #israil trends.

Abeer Allam, Financial Times correspondent in Saudi Arabia:

Look at google search result here.

I have contacted Twitter for an explanation, Is Twitter Censoring?

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  1. Yacoub  |  May 31st, 2010 at 11:41 AM #

    #israil is now being censored in Japan please check wherever you are

  2. Maamoun  |  May 31st, 2010 at 12:42 PM #

    The trends are up again, with a new trend #freedomflotilla

  3. Sohaib Thiab  |  May 31st, 2010 at 2:59 PM #

    It does seem there is something wrong, I am getting this msg. for the past 2 hours when trying to see #flotilla posts:

    Something is technically wrong.
    Thanks for noticing—we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.

  4. Gaith Saqer  |  May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 PM #

    really Sohaib? Mamoun yes trending and i posted here قافلة الحرية #Flotilla الأكثر شهرة على تويتر “الآن”! #freedomflotilla هل تغيرت قواعد اللعبة؟
    http://bit.ly/bscX8Z
    and here:
    http://arabcrunch.com/2010/05/social-media-guide-now-trending-freedomflotilla-16761-tweets-follow-flotilla-on-google-maps.html

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