Did Twitter censor Occupy Wall Street?

Have the #occupy protestors been gagged? AFP/Timothy A. Clary

In the age of social media, if we’re able to get online, engage with a few tools and connect our ideas to others who sympathise, we’re able to initiate social change. Or that’s the theory.

The world begins at our keyboards, and the possibilities are endless: social movements, protests, collective action, revolutions. I mean, people are even naming their children “Facebook” and “Like”.

It’s almost glamorous, really. Not to mention empowering. We can create spreadable hashtags for our #ideas and share them on posters, through speech and online.

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