CPJ Internet Channel: Can selective blocking pre-empt wider censorship?

Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) –

Last
week, Twitter provoked a fierce debate online when it announced a new capability–and related policy–to hide tweets on a country-specific basis. By building this feature into its website’s basic code, Twitter said it hoped to offer a more tailored response to legal demands to remove tweets globally. The company will inform users if any tweet they see has been obscured, and provide a record of all demands to remove content with the U.S.-based site chillingeffects.org.

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CPJ Internet Channel: Can selective blocking pre-empt wider censorship?

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