Twitter Lifts Ban On Politwoops

Posted: Jan 1 2016, 6:54am CST | by , Updated: Jan 1 2016, 5:41pm CST, in News | Technology News


Twitter Lifts Ban on Politwoops
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  • Public Bigwigs are kept on their Toes via Twitter and Politwoops
  • Politwoops Can Now Collect Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

Many of the public bigwigs we see today are kept on their toes via Twitter and Politwoops.

The Flight Conference which took place in October of 2015 had the CEO expatiating on the responsibilities of the Twitteratti. Developers and consumers both had a duty to keep the government officials on their best behavior.

Transparency and accountability was of paramount importance. He said that it was the very reason of Twitter to allow a clear cut roadmap to be followed ahead of time.

All members of society were welcome to the great debate that was taking place via that blue fine-feathered friend of Inernet Freaks called Larry Bird. 

An open dialogue was very crucial so as to serve the community in the best way possible. The empowering of firms and companies was a major objective. And this was so that greater responsibility and transparency could prevail.

One such public talkathon was Politwoops. The CEO reiterated the fact that it was in the best interests of the Twitteratti to continue their engagement with the public and the government. This is precisely what made the Twitteratti great in the first place. 

The CEO insisted on the fact that they had to listen, learn and work on their skills. There was always room for improvement. The administration at Twitter had come to an agreement with The Sunlight Foundation and The Open State Foundation regarding Politwoops.

“We have a responsibility to communicate our roadmap in a clear and transparent way to everyone in this community. We have a responsibility to have an open dialogue with you to make sure we are serving you in the best way. We have a responsibility to continue to empower organizations that bring more transparency to public dialogue, such as Politwoops. We need to make sure we are serving all these organizations and developers in the best way, because that is what will make Twitter great. We need to listen, we need to learn, and we need to have this conversation with you. We want to start that today.”

Politwoops keeps an eye on the candidates who will be running the country later on as government officials. They have to match their words with deeds.

Sweeping statements and hate speech is not to be tolerated any longer. The global village needs more transparency and visibility as far as the actual inner workings of government employees is concerned.  

When there is a gap between the rulers and the ruled, the result is the decline of civilization. There is a crass culture of bread and circuses that epitomized Ancient Rome.

Public officials are not in a free-for-all race where they could abuse the privilege of power they are given. They owe the people an explanation for every single act they do on a regular basis.

The many tweets of politicians will now be on record for their truthfulness and veracity. Any contradictions in language and action will be spotted immediately and pointed out by the watchdogs of society.

“Politwoops is an important tool for holding our public officials, including candidates and elected or appointed public officials, accountable for the statements they make, and we’re glad that we’ve been able to reach an agreement with Twitter to bring it back online both in the US and internationally,” said Jenn Topper, communications director for The Sunlight Foundation.

“This agreement is great news for those who believe that the world needs more transparency. Our next step is now to continue and expand our work to enable the public to hold public officials accountable for their public statements,” said Arjan El Fassed, director of Open State Foundation, that launched Politwoops in more than 30 countries since 2010.

“In many parts of the world Twitter is a central component of the public record. Re-establishing a mechanism to record, store and publish deleted tweets of politicians and public officials further demonstrates Twitter’s commitment to transparency and political accountability. As Twitter becomes a more important platform for political discourse, it is essential that politicians and public official’s tweets remain online and accessible to the general public. This announcement is an important step forward,”  said Brett Solomon, executive director of the global digital rights organization Access Now.

Twitter has indeed become an important institution of society. And it will play an even more vital role in the future.   

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