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.
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|"Smart artificial-intelligence-fueled traffic signals that adapt to changing traffic conditions on the fly."|
|"We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let's face it, is mostly the history of stupidity."|
|"Assigning all of China’s people a social credit rating that weighs up and scores every aspect of their behavior."|
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|"Over the next 20 years, I see automation taking nearly all jobs, and I doubt capitalism will survive that."|
|"What about becoming disease-resistant, weight gain resistant, and even slowing down the aging process?"|
|"Each spaceship will cost only as much as a smartphone."|
|"No true piece of art is ever finished… it’s just due."|
|"Black-hat automation is skewing the national conversation."|
|"If that means taking out a crowd of kids waiting for the bus, then so be it."|