p2pnet view P2P | Politics:- Follow @no_mpjamesmoore if you’ve been blocked by @mpjamesmoore, suggests Russell McOrmond (right), policy coordinator for Canada’s Association for Open Source, on DigitalCopyright.
“The account won’t be used for tweets (at least, not often), but a list of those who Mr. Moore doesn’t want to hear from”, he says, going on >>>
From the Twitter support site, “Blocking prevents a user from following you, sending you an @reply or @mention, or putting your account on any of their lists.”
I’m curious if people feel it is appropriate or inappropriate for a Cabinet Minister to block Canadians who wish to engage the Minister in discussion of policies they are promoting. He appears to be blocking those offering critique in a fully public (so others can evaluate as well) and courteous fashion.
In my case I was blocked, and he claimed to other Canadians in private direct messages I was sending “…endless spam and/or lies and/pr smears and/or hate mail”. I publish my letters to the Minister’s office (as well as any replies) to this site, and all my interactions on Twitter are public.
Everything I have written to or about the Minister is available for public view. Individuals can can evaluate what I said, and what Mr. Moore suggested I said, and make your own conclusions as to who might be engaging in what some might consider “pr smears.
“I may not be as well funded as representatives of the recording industry, but I should be granted comparable access to the relevant ministers”, says McOrmond, adding:
“I suspect if evaluated the commercial FLOSS sector is comparable or possibly larger than the major label recording industry.”
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