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Twitter Censors Users for the First Time
The Atlantic Wire ^ | October 17, 2012 | Adam Clark Estes

Posted on 10/18/2012 10:40:33 AM PDT by bgill

For the first time ever, Twitter censored a controversial account at the request of local government earlier this week. It was run by neo-Nazis. The ban, which is the first of its kind under a relatively new Twitter policy that gives the company "the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country -- while keeping it available in the rest of the world." As such, the ban is only effective in Germany.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; censor; germany; neonazis; socialnetworks; twitter
1 posted on 10/18/2012 10:40:34 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

What I want to know is why are they permitting threats of Romney’s life to be posted on Twitter?
Where are the Feds??
I’m worried about him.
One of these savages just might do it.

2 posted on 10/18/2012 10:55:24 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Yep. I saw a lot of those during/after the debate.

3 posted on 10/18/2012 12:27:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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