There are many calls, for example, for US President Barack Obama to be assassinated. Then again, some US politicians have freely called for the assassination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Calling for certain Twitter accounts to be blocked strikes me as a potentially dangerous threat to democratic freedoms. If it's not right for countries such as China to do it, how can the US justify such widespread censorship?
An Icelandic lawmaker and two other people associated with the website WikiLeaks are asking a federal judge not to force the social networking site Twitter to turn over data about whom they communicate with online. The dispute cuts to the core of the question of whether WikiLeaks allies are part of a criminal conspiracy or a political discussion. It also challenges the Obama administration's argument that it can demand to see computer data and read months' worth of private messages, even if they have nothing to do with WikiLeaks.