Twitter has come under fire from a French digital-rights group over claims it censored accounts that parodied the country's president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
The trouble started last week when Sarkozy created his first Twitter account just hours before he announced plans to run for re-election. Afterward, according to the French digital-rights watchdog Internet Without Borders, Twitter censored four accounts that had been in existence for quite some time and that parodied Sarkozy.
Three of the accounts--@ForteFrance, @MaFranceForte, and @SarkozyCaSuffit--have been suspended as of this writing. The fourth, @_nicolassarkozy, is currently still accessible on Twitter but hasn't been updated … Read more