Following the global outrage after micro-blogging site Twitter announced its country-wise censorship policy, the company's CEO Dick Costolo has been busy defending his actions.
"It's a super complex issue. When the news came out, people tried to distill it down to, 'What did they just say?' It's easy to distill it down to 'Twitter is endorsing XYZ.' It takes a while for the scholars and the people who study these matters to weigh in and start to say, 'Wait, this is actually a thoughtful and honest approach to doing this and it's in fact being done in a way that's forward-looking.' So we wait for that to happen", said Costolo, justifying the censorship move at the All Things D conference.
To be honest, those are empty words that amount to little and not really a logical justification. He also specified that if the website accepts requests to take posts down, it will make the reasons public. Despite Costolo's sophistry, the internet hasn't taken Twitter's censorship move lightly.