Twitter will start to "reactively withhold content from users in a specific country" as part of the company's process of expanding its global business.
In its blog post, Twitter explained that its international growth meant entering countries "that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression", citing France or Germany which ban pro-Nazi content as examples.
According Al Jazeera, censoring is necessary to avoid defying the laws of a nation where its employees reside and therefore avoiding their potential arrest.
However, not everyone is impressed.
|Japan's Bribes on Whaling: Money, Aid, Call Girls|
|"You're basically saying people can't talk about what everyone in the country is talking about."|
|YouTube bans some weapons footage|
|The BP #OilSpill Coverup|
|7 Geniuses and 1 Entire Science That Never Won the Nobel|
|There Are Plastic Islands in the Pacific Ocean You Can Walk On|
|Live Map of the War in Ukraine|
|Art Created Using CSS|
|We Could Be Living in a Two Dimensional Holographic Universe|
|How Not to Buy a 3D Printer|
|Google's Drone Delivery Service|
|Children Are Learning that Siri, Not Their Parents, Is Most Readily Available to Answer Their Questions|
|"One thing sits at the heart of what many consider a surveillance state within the US today."|
|"Why fertilising the ocean with iron is not such a crazy idea."|
|Telepathy Now Possible|
|Russians Want to Know if They Are at War|
|The Spiders That Live on Your Face|
|You Can't Smell Your Own Home|
|All the Weapons of War Being Used in Ferguson|