Twitter Unveils Plans for Country-Specific Censorship

Twitter appears to have stepped in a minefield today, announciung its development of the ability to censor posts on a country by country basis, and saying that they intend to use it to censor posts which “might break local laws.”

The announcement was immediately and loudly condemned by a number of anti-censorship and information freedom groups, with early calls for a boycott. Twitter defended the move, saying that some countries have “different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression.”

Click here to read the BBC story

Click here to read an AP story about the backlash

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