Civil Liberties

2012 London Olympics Most Totalitarian?

From getting reporters suspended on Twitter to banning the sale of non-McDonald's French fries, the IOC is making a case for the superlative.


The 2012 London Olympics are looking to be the most totalitarian Games ever, which is impressive considering that the 2008 games were held in Beijing.

The most recent outrage involves Twitter shutting down British journalist Guy Adams's account for tweeting the corporate email address of an NBC executive. As the Telegraph reported, Twitter alerted NBC about Adams's tweets, putting this particular outrage on Twitter's head rather than solely on the TV network's.