Monday, November 16, 2009

Scratched Records.. by DavidAll06 via Flickr

Barack Obama he's a popular figure on the Internet, social media in particular, and also the 44th and current President of the United States. He was speaking to a group of Chinese students at a town hall in Shanghai when asked by a student "Do you know about the great firewall and should we be able to use Twitter?"

Considering that Obama has over 2.6 million followers and that the Internet, he should be well positioned to respond!

His reply was "I have never used Twitter but I'm an advocate of technology and not restricting Internet access." I have this image of scratched records everywhere! The Internet is now tainted!! Of course, the more important story (as TechCrunch/ReadWriteWeb write) here is his stance on Chinese Internet censorship.

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