The website singleblackmale.org reported a quote by rapper Big Boi which said, #TroyDavis was the #2 trending topic in ATL 5 minutes ago, now his name has been removed completely!!!”
In fact, the #TroyDavis and #TooMuchDoubt hashtags were not top trending topics in any city in the world. It would seem impossible for #TroyDavis to not be a top trending topic considering that several prominent celebrities and top news organizations and blogs have posted Troy Davis-related links on their Twitter accounts that were retweeted hundreds of times.
Although reps for Twitter have yet to release a statement or Tweet involving the issue, it’s likely that the company decided to censor the #TroyDavis hashstag.
To prevent public disruption in the past, the website censored trending topics involving the Egyptian uprising and WikiLeaks.
But while the #TroyDavis hashtag is currently absent from trending topics, those who are concerned about Ray J, Fabolous, or #sidechickbirthdaygifts are welcome to tweet away. –amir shaw