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Twitter works on method to foil censors

Author: John Gapper, Financial Times, Published on: 28 January 2010

Twitter, the internet social network, is developing technology it hopes will prevent the Chinese and Iranian governments being able to censor its users... "...The most productive way to fight [being blocked] is not by trying to engage China and other governments whose very being is against what we are about. I am hopeful there are technological ways around these barriers," [Evan Williams, CEO & co-founder of Twitter] said...Mr Williams was among executives of social networks, including MySpace [part of News Corporation], Facebook and LinkedIn, who were challenged during a debate in Davos to make a statement against censorship. He gave the clearest account of how his company intended to resist surveillance.

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Related companies: Facebook LinkedIn (part of Microsoft) MySpace.com (part of Specific Media) News Corporation Twitter