Twitter ‘Censoring’ Doesn’t Apply To Re-Tweets | TPM Idea Lab

Twitter has responded to our questions about its new policy to “withhold” certain tweets on a country-by-country basis with some fascinating answers that make the accusations of “mass censorship” from some users and writers seem hyperbolic.

To recap: Twitter on Thursday posted an entry on its official company blog explaining that it had overcome the technical hurdles to and would begin a new policy of “withholding” certain tweets — effectively censoring them — in certain countries based on legal requests in those countries.

However, Twitter explained quite clearly in its original post that it would “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world.”

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