Twitter blocks neo-Nazi group’s messages in Germany


CENSORED: A PC user checking out a Twitter page. Twitter on Thursday blocked messages in Germany posted by a right-wing group banned by local police, using for the the first time its 'Country Withheld Content' feature. - Reuters

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO: In response to a request by German authorities, Twitter blocked messages in Germany posted by a right-wing group banned by local police.

Twitter’s move marked the first time it has implemented a new feature, called “Country Withheld Content,” that allows the service to narrowly censor tweets considered illegal in one specific country.

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