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.

https://twitter.com/EseJandro/status/300342852364410880

https://twitter.com/Art4Gearheads/status/300736624810147840

https://twitter.com/rakingmuck/status/300122972394508288

At least one Twitter users accused Twitter of going one step further, censoring tweets complaining about censorship:

The tweet in question is right here, and it comes up first when searching “Dorner censoring twitter.”

Twitchy has searched in vain for any evidence whatsoever in support of these allegations.

Our verdict: Hoax.

  • http://twitter.com/LDommel Linda Dommel

    Twitter sensor all tweets that don’t go along with the COUMMUNIST AGENDA to take over! My tweets either don’t get posted or take 4ever to work.

  • CatHerder

    Parallel from the seventies CB craze: when a convict escaped, nobody did Smokey reports. It was too likely the convicts were listening in.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Are these Constitution loving Tweeters the same folks that wanted to assassinate NRA members a few weeks ago?

    • waltzingmtilda

      All signs point to yes.

    • waltzingmtilda

      All signs point to yes.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Are these Constitution loving Tweeters the same folks that wanted to assassinate NRA members a few weeks ago?

  • http://twitter.com/GiftofThunder Thunder Child

    They are censoring the hash tag #dorner.

    I just posted multiple tweets with links to the original manifesto and a side by side analysis of the original and the BS media version and none of them showed up in the #dorner feed.

    Side by side analysis
    tinyurlDOTcom/a9dlasg

    Original PDF Chris posted
    jimstonefreelanceDOTcom/police.pdf

    • GaryTheBrave

      And yet all the tweets in the article that claimed the #Dorner hashtags were being censored (sic) got posted to Twitter.

      Just because something you posted didn’t make it on the timeline doesn’t mean Twitter deleted it. There could’ve been a data packet lost that prevented the entire tweet from making it through.