Japenese Government Accused of Censorship
Many news organizations have accused the Japanese government of censoring Twitter and other social networks after the catastrophic tsunami hit the country a few months ago. After the tsunami occurred, a Japanese nuclear power plant was melting down and was extremely unstable for a long period of time. A few news organizations have reported that the Japanese government removed anything that mentioned the situation in a negative manner. The goal seems to be to keep the citizens’ feeling safe and prevent chaos to erupt if the truth was revealed.
So far the Japanese government has denied any and all allegations regarding the censorship of the situation. The only thing a government offical would say was that false information was removed to protect the residents of Fukushima.
While I am not sure what truly happened at the power plant, it certainly seems like the whole story was not being told. Even if the rumors are false, it definitely seems like the government was hiding something.