Twitter Limits The Content With Country-By-Country Blocking

Posted on Jan 27 2012 - 6:07am by Editorial Staff

Twitter announced in its blog post that to limit the content according to specified countries’ freedom of expression – the company added ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country – while keeping it available in the rest of the world.

A year ago, the company having more emphasize on “The Tweets Must Flow” in which, “The open exchange of information can have a positive global impact … almost every country in the world agrees that freedom of expression is a human right. Many countries also agree that freedom of expression carries with it responsibilities and has limits.”

But since the world’s largest micro-blogging website expanding its wing internationally – it aims to enter countries that are having different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some countries are even differing in nature at such expansion, even the site exists there only in name – no more than that.

The “new feature” is first of its kind, the micro-blogging site is gearing up to use. The company even pointed out that – when the need is arise to withhold a Tweet in a specific country, will attempt to let the user know and will mark when the content has been withheld.

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