Twitter faces censorship backlash

Posted: January 27, 2012 in NEWS, POLICE STATE
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Charles Arthur
guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 January 2012

The social network Twitter is facing a storm of criticism from users, after revealing that it has implemented a system that would let it withhold particular tweets from specific countries.

The company has insisted that it will not use the gagging system in a blanket fashion, but would apply it on a case-by-case basis, as already happens when governments or organisations complain about individual tweets.

The new system, which can filter tweets on a country-by-country basis and has already been incorporated into the site’s output,

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