This post by MCSMN member @MarieEnnisOConnor takes a close look at the effort by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to limit tweets from #ADA2017.
As described by cardiologist Kevin Campbell MD:
The fiasco began when an attendee posted a picture of slides on twitter — in an attempt to “LIVE Tweet” during a session on the recommended #ADA2017 Hashtag. The @AmDiaAsso twitter feed then began to post tweets instructing individual attendees to take down specific tweets that involved photography. In fact, the ADA twitter feed at one point was dominated by their repeated requests for attendees to delete tweets. Quickly, the censorship became the focus of the hashtag — not the science.
Marie has started a discussion about the topic here: