Twitter on Blast for Censoring Wikileaks DNC Bombshell Today
Users noticed Twitter removed hashtag DNCLeaks for over 20 minutes, replacing it with #DNCleak after outrage.
Washington Examiner reports:
Twitter lit up Friday night with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee.
Friday afternoon, users noted, “#DNCLeaks” was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site’s “trending” bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as “#DNCLeak” after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage.
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