Anonymous (@Occupythemob) February 09, 2013
The article in The Next Web linked in the tweet above is more than a year old and has nothing to do with former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner. Nonetheless, the @Occupythemob tweet has been re-tweeted more than 1,600 times and a lot of Tweeters are repeating the accusation that Twitter has been censoring Dorner-related tweets.
Twitter censoring dorner hashtags?!?!?! Well I be damned. Thought I lived in AMERICA!—
StarStuddedStatik ® (@statik310) February 10, 2013
I was wondering why Instagram is censoring certain Dorner hashtags, then I realized who owns it. Twitter is now censored too. Whores.—
Inspector Ratchet (@Jojabber) February 09, 2013
At least one Twitter users accused Twitter of going one step further, censoring tweets complaining about censorship:
Twitchy has searched in vain for any evidence whatsoever in support of these allegations.
Our verdict: Hoax.