Knight Center to track social media freedom with Twitter

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has launched a new Twitter account “detailing arrests and firings related to social media use during the past two years.”

The account, @socmediafreedom, has so far documented several media-related Twitter controversies and promises to post more as warranted:

“Whether Twitter, Facebook or YouTube, social media sites are raising questions related to freedom of expression and ethics. For example, people in both Guatemala and Venezuela were arrested for tweeting messages deemed a threat to the banking system. And reporters in Brazil, Guatemala and the United States have been fired for posting ‘inappropriate’ information on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, respectively.”

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