Twitter is a private company and can do what it wants. But on an ethical basis this policy doesn’t seem right. Tweets tweeted out by politicians after they’ve been drinking are great entertainment.
(From The Verge)
The US arm of Politwoops was shut down in June this year, but this new decision affects countries all over the world including Canada, Egypt, India, Ireland, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, Norway, and the UK. The Diplotwoops site, dedicated to archiving deleted tweets from diplomats, was also shut down, with the OSF noting that all the accounts had been “extensively used and cited by journalists around the world.” The organization’s director, Arjan El Fassed, commented: “What politicians say in public should be available to anyone. This is not about typos, but it is a unique insight on how messages from elected politicians can change without notice.”