Ornette wrote:Well, it's still a little fishy that they decided to do this, who knows what all the motivations really were. I think it's not necessarily a bad thing to have an archive of public figure's tweets, I don't personally find the majority of that all that interesting. I wouldn't call is censorship though.
Well, I agree it's fishy to do it now after letting it go on this long, but isn't the premise of these sites reproducing deleted tweets? I mean, I get that it's useful and even desirable to have an archive of such things, but if said archive is a violation of Twitter's ToS that would seem to be the end of the matter.
Or is the rationale that these sites are saving tweets that have been made rather than reproducing them per se? That seems like splitting hairs to me, but I haven't been following this that closely.