#TroyDavis Twitter Conspiracy?Posted: September 28, 2011
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two weeks you already know about the Troy Davis story.
Troy Davis was convicted and been on death row several times since 1989 when he was accused of killing a police officer. Since the trial in 1989 7 of the 9 witnesses have gone back on their testimony and there is no solid evidence. Troy Davis was executed for a murder he might not have committed last week September 21, 2011 at 11:08pm.
The issue at hand is whether the social networking site was censoring the topic. The trial was a very big deal world wide and especially in Atlanta the home town of Davis. One tweet from a prominent Atlanta Celebrity Big Boi stated ” @BigBoi: #TroyDavis was the #2 trending topic in ATL [Atlanta] 5 minutes ago, now his name has been removed completely!!! Wowzers.” This is what insited the controversy on Twitter. I myself was on twitter while this was going on and did not see any trending topic about Troy Davis, however I did see #CaseyAnthony ironically.
While this is not a proven fact that Troy Davis was not a trending topic for a reason, it just makes you wonder why Twitter would have censored the topic to the public in the first place. This trial was such a big deal all over the world so it makes no sense why it would not be a trending topic.
Its just something to think about I suppose….
You can read the whole article from Single Black Male (the black perspective, a prominent African American Blog)