Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lawmakers, Twitter in dispute over Taliban tweets. Urging to stop pro Taliban tweets. War by Twitter.

McClatchy DC

U.S. intelligence agencies are also known to track suspect bloggers and tweeters on the Internet to help identify Taliban fighters or terrorist operatives.

Twitter executives have told lawmakers that the micro-posts do not violate the website's terms of service because the Taliban is not listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.

Twitter executives have told lawmakers that the micro-posts do not violate the website's terms of service because the Taliban is not listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.

Pressure also is coming from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, the Afghan capital.
This year, the ISAF began battling the pro-Taliban messages with tweets that countered insurgent claims. As a result, the two sides sometimes exchange a dozen tweets a day.

Some legal experts contend that the pro-Taliban messages are protected under U.S. law.

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