Hello. My name is Michael.
Your assumptions are, in my opinion, correct.
Actually, Twitter doesn't deny that they block trending on some hash tags.
They don't specify which ones... but as you now know, it's obvious when they do.
It's amazing... this new type of propaganda... these huge companies, doing things that most people don't care about or wouldn't understand, have a significant impact on our lives.
Seems almost criminal to me.
As you can clearly see, important things like Miley Cyrus is trending
Not legally, nor do I think we would want there to be.
And technically... that's what these "free" services have over us.
If you don't pay for the product, you ARE the product, is what I say.
One would hope that the market would decide and people would realize that it's an unreliable source for information...
But then what is?
Don't worry... if it gets too out-of-hand, Obama will fire the CEO and have the Federal Government step in and take twitter over.