It’s the United States of Iran!
From CBS News:
Twitter and Facebook are now essential tools for protest movements. And as Tony Guida reports, law enforcement agencies are monitoring the social media giants and using what they find to make cases against demonstrators.
This is all about Occupy Wall Street’s occupying the Brooklyn Bridge last October, which led to 732 arrests for “disorderly conduct, which is neither a crime or a misdemeanor, but a violation, like loitering.”
Which makes the Twitterveillance by the New York District Attorney (a.k.a. the subpoenaing of OWS protesters’ Twitter accounts) “smashing a gnat with a sledgehammer,” according to an OWS defense lawyer.
And which leads to comparisons with Twitterveillance in Iran and elsewhere.
Paging the First Amendment. Paging America’s First Amendment.