Tweets of Terror

Tweets of Terror

“Imagine you’re a human rights activist working for an NGO in Sri Lanka. After a hard day’s work in a humid office building, you walk into your apartment, fire up your laptop and fire off the following tweet:

 ‘Holding workshop with @LTTE and Sri Lankan govt. about easing roadblocks for medical supplies to be trucked in. Conf. going well, God-willing.’

 Congratulations, you’re now a terrorist.”

— “Terror Tweets,” John Winn, OhMyGov!

More:

“Chewing Gum for Terrorists,” David Cole, New York Times

Holder, Attorney General, et al., v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al., Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit No. 08–1498, Supreme Court Decision

“The Supreme Court goes too far in the name of fighting terrorism,” Washington Post editorial

Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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