Did Twitter Censor Wikileaks DNC Email Dump By Removing Trending Hashtag #DNCLeaks?

Twitter users were outraged over allegations the social media giant attempted to suppress news stories pertaining to Wikileaks exposing thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee.

Hashtag “#DNCLeaks” had been trending with over 250,000 tweets before disappearing from the platform entirely Friday evening. After many Twitter users protested the removal, it curiously¬†returned as “#DNCLeak.”

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“Gabe @gacman0
#DNCLeaks was trending #1. @twitter pulls it from the list completely, gets called on it, then replaces it with #DNCleak to cover themselves” Continue reading