Twitter can now censor tweets, if required by law

Twitter, when required by law, can and will now sensor tweets.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jan 27 2012 12:27 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Twitter, as of today, can and will sensor tweets, if required by law. Twitter have said as they grow internationally, they enter countries that have different ides about "the contours of freedom of expression".

Twitter can now censor tweets, if required by law | TweakTown.com

Some of which can be so different to ours, that Twitter cannot exist there. Twitter have said that others are similar but, for historical and cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content.

Up until now, Twitter had to remove the content globally. Today brings change. Twitter have given themselves the permission to reactively withhold content from users based in a specific country, while keeping it available to everyone else. Twitter have also built-in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.

Twitter have said that they haven't used this new ability yet, but when they do, Twitter will attempt to let the user know, and clearly mark when the content has been withheld.

Your thoughts on this? Could they stop tweets about something you care about?

NEWS SOURCE:blog.twitter.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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