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This article was published on November 27, 2008

    Indian authorities: ‘stop tweeting about terrorist attack’

    Indian authorities: ‘stop tweeting about terrorist attack’
    Paul Vereijken
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    Paul Vereijken

    Paul Vereijken is a Dutch freelance journalist with loads of enthusiasm and creativity, who focuses on how the next web is changing his prof Paul Vereijken is a Dutch freelance journalist with loads of enthusiasm and creativity, who focuses on how the next web is changing his profession.

    The terrorist attacks in Mumbai are the most popular topic on Twitter since they started. Every second some tweets about the attacks are posted. But according to The Times Indian authorities asked Twitter users to stop tweeting about the attacks for security reasons. Although the newspaper says it can’t confirm the rumour that Indian authorities want Twitter users to stop tweeting, The Times refers to a tweet saying: “Police reckon tweeters giving away strategic info to terrorists via Twitter”. The newspaper doesn’t link to the exact tweet but I think this is the one: