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Forum Post: Censored: #occupywallstreet

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 4:27 p.m. EST by lolanto (1) from New York, NY
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Has Twitter acted to silence Occupy Wall Street? As a new generation of protesters relies on social media to get their message across, doubts are beginning to surface that the latest tool for popular revolution is firmly in corporate hands. As OWS protestors gathered at intersections around Wall Street Thursday, their plans to stop traders from ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange was quickly thwarted by a heavy-handed police response.With an estimated 400 arrested and demonstrators complaining of police brutality, the coordinated nationwide clampdown by local authorities is in full effect.But amid the historic level of civic protest that has not been seen in the United States in a generation, many were wondering: “Why isn’t Occupy Wall Street trending on Twitter?”




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[-] 1 points by tonybaldwin (235) from New Haven, CT 12 years ago

There are tools, built on free/open source software, and not owned by corporate investors. JP Morgan & Chase has huge investments in twitter. Goldman Sachs has something like $50million tied up in facebook. Use free (as in freedom as well as price), decentralized microblogging and social networking. see http://www.farcebork.com

[-] 1 points by lolanto (1) from New York, NY 12 years ago

I have always thought that all main stream media outlets are owned and ultimately controlled by the elite, but it has become much more apparent in recent times. I have always given the mainstream media some benefit of the doubt to uphold their journalistic integrity by reporting the news as it is and all it has done is proven how naive I was to hold that belief.

I was at the march on November 17th, it was a massive and peaceful protest. I have lived in New York all my life and this is the most civilized and unified grouped of people that I have ever had the privilege to march with.

[-] 1 points by Ponk (2) from Österåker, Stockholms Län 12 years ago

In Sweden we hear nothing about the abuse from the police at the Occupy actions. The media is corrupted and owned by the 1%. In a article about the action that took place at wall street on the 17:Th. in one of Sweden's largest news paper – It was only mentioned that seven police-officers was slightly injured. I wonder how many of the 400 hundred arrested was injured?