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Mexico: Twitter Hashtags as Source of Citizen-Driven News due to ‘Narco Censorship’

Categories: Latin America, Mexico, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Technology, War & Conflict

Andrés Monroy-Hernandez at ReadWriteWeb [1] explains that in Mexico “some newspapers have officially announced [2]a policy of self-censorship when it comes to reporting drug war-related news”, and that, “Twitter in particular, with its unidirectional follower model and its hashtags [3], has become one of the main sources of citizen-driven news in Mexico.”