When the site returned, #attackwatch was hidden from the trending topics. Twitter gurus @GulagBound and @ArlenWilliams helped piece together the evidence.
At the time of authoring the following were trending on Twitter:
Below are the current (constantly updating) statistics for worldwide tweets (click to enlarge):
Stats for #AttackWatch
Stats for #Glen Rice
Stats for #fastfoodaddiction
Stats for #womenlawviolation
It is clear that Twitter has affected their trending report in order to protect the Orwellian administration. Twitter is protecting a government "thought crime" tool designed to divide the American people. By protecting this tool Twitter has gone too far. Twitter is no better than Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa calling Americans SOBs. Obama has jumped the shark with his attack campaign and Twitter has followed up with a shark jump of their own.
UPDATE: Why would twitter make such an obviously corrupt move? Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is on a presidential advisory committee.
(5/26/2011) President Obama announced his intent to appoint Costolo to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)