One year ago, Twitter posted “The Tweets Must Flow,” in which they said,
â€œThe open exchange of information can have a positive global impact â€¦ 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.â€
Twitter has stated that as they grow internationally, they may enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some which for historical or cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content.
Now, Twitter has the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country â€” while keeping it available in the rest of the world. This is built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.
Learn more about these Twitter changes at TwittersBlog.