Twitter censors trend list due to super-injunction?
If you’re concerned about how a few rich celebrities are using super-injunctions to censor the British press then you might find this interesting, intriguing, and worrying…
Firstly a quote from BBC News:
Hundreds of Twitter users have reacted to a footballer’s bid to find out who is putting information about him on the website by posting new messages online.
The player, who an injunction says can only be identified as CTB, is taking action against ex-Big Brother star Imogen Thomas and the Sun newspaper.
He has now obtained a High Court order asking Twitter to reveal details of users who had revealed his identity.
Twitter has not commented but hundreds of users have repeated his name online.
There’s a footballer currently being mentioned a lot on Twitter. His name is Charlie Mulgrew. He’s the top trending name on Twitter right now and he is NOT the person with the super-injunction. People are talking about him because of his performance in today’s Scottish Cup Final. Charlie is being mentioned, on average, a couple of times every minute, which is why he’s on Twitter’s trend list.
Meanwhile another footballer, Ryan Giggs, is being mentioned every few seconds. For some reason his name isn’t showing up on Twitter’s trend list. Which makes me wonder, purely hypothetically, is there some reason why Twitter would be blocking his name from appearing on the list?