With the storm of debate sparked by Wikileaks Twitter has been forced to publicly speak out defending Trending Topics.
This Thursday Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner claimed that “Twitter favors novelty over popularity,”. The trending topics are set algorithmically and aren’t affected by human intervention.
There is however a huge flaw in this statement. We can clearly measure, using Google RealTime search, that the discussion about Wikileaks has increased in with the same frequency as Apple events usually do. And Apple events DO show up in Trending Topics…
So the question remains, why is Twitter censuring Wikileaks?