Twitter Can Now Censor Tweets By Country

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Twitter can now remove tweets from appearing to users in a particular country, while allowing them to stay posted elsewhere in the world.The company announced the new feature in a blog post this afternoon. Before, if somebody posted content banned in one country — like pro-Nazi slogans in Germany — the only way Twitter could respond was by removing it in all countries.

Twitter hasn’t done this yet, and will only remove tweets when asked by a government.

It says it will contact users whose tweets are removed, and will post a notice like this to any deleted tweet:

Tweet withheld

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 It will also inform when it gets these requests.

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