What’s @SantaAnaPD Doing to Tweets It Doesn’t Like?
For readers who thought that police agencies would only block or mute harassing, threatening, or vulgar tweets you are mistaken.
Below is an example of a muted comment, a blocked comment, and a comment that was neither muted or blocked. See if you can decide what criteria the @SantaAnaPD uses when they decide how to censor tweets posted to their Twitter account. (HINT: you won't, there is no criteria)
@BillyCorben was muted for the following tweet:
.@SantaAnaPD cops raid medical marijuana shop, destroy cameras, eat edibles, mock amputee http://t.co/V5B2ijaJPc pic.twitter.com/tRjhVpr3RP— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) June 12, 2015
@Cherokee__Doll was blocked for the one of the following tweets:
The @SantaAnaPD can B reached at 714-245-8665! Call & demand Isa Noyola & other protestors B released! #Not1More #transgender #FreeIsaNoyola— Imperator Zoé (@Cherokee__Doll) May 28, 2015
Hey, TransTwitter, help pressure the @SantaAnaPD to release Isa Noyola & other @TransLawCenter protestors from jail! #transgender #Not1More— Imperator Zoé (@Cherokee__Doll) May 28, 2015
@SantaAnaPD We demand the release of Isa Noyola & other #Not1More protestors that were arrested today for peaceful protest! @TransLawCenter— Imperator Zoé (@Cherokee__Doll) May 28, 2015
However, @AirAndrade made the following comment that was neither muted or blocked:
@KTLA @SantaAnaPD Someone should add up the man hours and tell us what this little party cost the taxpayers in lowly Santa Ana...— Agent Andrade (@AirAndrade) June 12, 2015
See the full list of blocked and muted here: