Re: Turkeys and other such stupid birds
"Frankly, I think that is an affront to the human rights and freedom of expression that the EU is supposed to stand for."
Frankly, I think you're right. But I have to ask, why no mention of Twitter's "compliance"? I think this whole thing primarily comes down to what you are correctly stating (IMO), but the underlying platform on which it is ALLOWED to happen should be of some notice too (even concerning to some).
I think Twitter is now taking it's steps straight from corporate response. If I'm wrong there, then surely I'm correct in stating that this is NOT the response it's USERS want. However, I'm still staking my flag in the corporate response scenario. If Twitter has to make money to stay afloat, then not all users are going to stay afloat. SNAFU, but corporate SNAFU none the less.
So, if Twitter wants to put its image out as if it is some "powerful" communication platform, it should mention that is a "powerful, yet censored" communication platform.