Twitter to Selectively Censor Tweets by Country

#Politics

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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.

  499

 

You may also be interested in:

South Africa Sells Out to China
If You're Against Warrantless Online Surveillance, Then You Are With the Child Pornographers
German party wants to rebuild Berlin Wall
"Countries with dysfunctional economies tend to have dysfunctional political systems." Why U.S. Politics Are So Screwed Up
Palin-tology and the threat to science teaching