Twitter Bans Operation Payback, Joins Fight Against WikiLeaks

Twitter has joined the ranks of Facebook in suspending Operation Payback, the vindicators of WikiLeaks.

Twitter Bans Operation Payback, Joins Fight Against WikiLeaks

Update: We just reported that Operation Payback, the hacking organization that targeted the sites and organizations that have been trying to disable WikiLeaks, had taken down Visa.com, notifying its followers via Twitter with a ‘Visa DOWN’ message.

Now it appears that Twitter has joined the ranks of MasterCard, Visa, and Facebook in fighting the information wars against WikiLekas: Twitter has just suspended the user page of Operation Payback, whose user handle had been @Anon_Operation. Try to visit the group’s page, and you’ll see the above message.

It’s disheartening that social networks, which were invented to empower individuals, are taking the side of governments and institutions in fighting against WikiLeaks, arguably the most important advocate for individual power against the power of the establishment to come about since John Lennon’s time.