Twitter, the popular social networking site has said “if required by the law”, it can block tweets in a particular country. Twitter which has around 300 million users, wrote on its official blog post titled, “Tweets must still flow”, – “we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country, while keeping it available in the rest of the world.”
Twitter will use new technology to remove tweets breaking any law in any particular country only in that country; but tweet will not disappear throughout the world as it used to.
Once a tweet is erased, Twitter to post a censorship notice. It will also post the removal requests from governments, companies and individuals at Chillingeffects.org
If people are located in a country where a Tweet or account has been withheld and they try to view it, they will see a alert box that says “Tweet withheld” or “@Username withheld” in place of the affected Tweet or account.
Twitter says tech will help it enter “countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression”.
Move seen as pursuant to Twitter’s alleged plan to enter China, which has the highest number of Internet users.
However experts wondered whether Twitter’s position was really different. “Google and Facebook have said that they would remove content if ordered by the courts and Twitter, too, is saying that it can block tweets is required by the law,” said an expert.
Now let’s hear some tweets from the “Angry Birds” –
Let the Tweet Twister follow.