Twitter has shut down a community of sites dedicated to archiving deleted tweets from politicians around the globe. The sites — collectively generally known as Politwoops — have been overseen by the Open State Foundation (OSF), which reported that Twitter suspended their API entry on Friday, August 21st. Twitter reportedly informed the OSF that its determination was the results of “thoughtful internal deliberation and close consideration of a number of factors,” and that the social media website did not distinguish between politicians and common customers.
“Imagine how nerve-racking — terrifying, even — tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable?” Twitter reportedly informed the OSF. “No one user is more deserving of that ability than another. Indeed, deleting a tweet is an expression of the user’s voice.”
The US arm of Politwoops was shut down in June this yr, however this new determination impacts nations everywhere in the world together with Canada, Egypt, India, Ireland, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, Norway, and the UK. The Diplotwoops website, dedicated to archiving deleted tweets from diplomats, was additionally shut down.