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Is Harry Reid as bad as Turkey’s ban of Twitter?

One of the major items in the news right now is that Turkey has tried to ban Twitter. The Turkish government ban on Twitter has provoked widespread fury in Turkey, and condemnation around the world, with the country’s own president taking to the social media website to condemn the country’s actions. Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who blames social media for fueling anti-government rhetoric, threatened to “eradicate” Twitter at a campaign rally in the city of Bursa.

By any measure, this offends the sensibilities of Americans. We may agree or not agree on an issue but we will defend the right to hear both sides of an issue. At least that is what we are supposed to believe.

But is it true?

Articles that I have read that are interesting – July 28, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-28

  • The reason there is so little crime in Germany is that it’s against the law.
    – Alex Levin #
  • RT @TheFlaCracker: If you can read this, thank a teacher. It’s in English thank a soldier. If you are on walfare, thank ME! #
  • Reality is something you rise above.
    – Liza Minnelli #
  • Shaq is going to Cleveland!! Lebron and the big man could make a powerful combination. #
  • Great article in WSJ about Iran and Web 2.0 and how Obama didn’t get it even though he “got it” to be elected. http://bit.ly/2m8LZp #
  • Great idea! RT @KristineWirth: Wordtracker’s free keyword tool plugin for firefox – video – http://bit.ly/ty0zH #
  • If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners. – Johnny Carson #
  • Check out this amazing basketball shot! Beat that Lebron and Dwight Howard! http://bit.ly/3Zte5P #