Indian Government / military requests that Twitter “shut down” #mumbai page / updates on operations

It‘s been incredible following the social media updates on the 11/26 Mumbai attacks in India on various channels,.. the old school media (BBC, CNN, IBN, etc etc) is all fine, but hopelessly following behind the social media.

Twitter has managed to stay up (accessible) during these sad attacks in India and the #mumbai tag has been flooded with updates from the ground that the traditional media simply can’t keep up with; be it for school closings, updates on ground activities from individuals, and indeed military operations. So much so that the military forces have asked that people stop realtime updating the operations and apparently the Indian government has asked Twitter to shut down the #mumbai tag (kind of impossible)…

But understandable, just in case the terrorists are also following social media on mobile devices inside the Oberoi or Taj….

A sample of the 50-100 updates per minute at Twitter #mumbai …. :

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satchicat: @conniereece: who? haven‘t seen one first hand report on #mumbai.
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sbspalding: RT @servantofchaos #mumbai ALL LIVE UPDATERS – PLEASE STOP TWEETING about #Mumbai police and military operations.
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dfk1986: PLEASE STOP GIVING OUT SENSITIVE INFORMATION THAT WILL FOIL POLICE OPERATIONS IN MUMBAI mumbai taj india #mumbai
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Jamesbedell: #Mumbai the Indian government is asking for all live tweets from Mumbai be halted to protect rescue operations. This is unprecendented.
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sunili: @BeauGiles HOLY FUCK!!!!!!! Can’t The Indian Govt do something USEFUL?????? What’s shutting down the #mumbai Twitter search supposed to do??
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anandnataraj: #mumbai grenade attack heard couple of minutes in taj, NSG planning to stroam in…
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maurawelch: #mumbai is incredible stream of live info. Heartwrenching.
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craigchilds: are we to deduce that the terrorists are using twitter? tv coverage appears more threatening #mumbai
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sujeet: Twitter did help “break” the news across continental borders, but there isn’t an “intel” being leaked here. #Mumbai
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shahpriya: Indian government is asking that the twitter search page #mumbai be shut down – WTF
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audiophilia: Just added a few from the #mumbai search page listing. Great posts. Great blogs. The #mumbai Tweets are what this this program does best.
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fossiloflife: RT @mumbaiupdates Indian government is asking that the twitter search page #mumbai be shut down.Can you look into the issue? WTF?
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dynobuoy: Rwt @mumbaiupdates-ALL LIVE UPDATERS – PLEASE STOP TWEETING about #Mumbai police and military operations