Twitter Censors The Tila #Fart?

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

This could be of interest - or maybe not - for some reason I thought I'd post it on up anyway.

Four hours ago, MySpace queen Tila Tequila encouraged her Twitter followers to make the hashtag #FARTS a trending topic. They succeeded, putting #FARTS just below Michael Jackson in the number three spot. Apparently, Twitter doesn’t like that sort of thing. They just pulled #FARTS from the trending topics. Twitter normally pulls trending topics they suspect to be spam — but does an honest show of fandom, however quirky, count as spamming? More to the point, how could they possibly brand Tila, a Verified Account holder, as a spammer?
And just in case you were wondering, the TT page is in fact protected now.

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