Twitter Uses Country-Specific Blocking Powers For The First Time To Restrict Neo-Nazi Account In Germany

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http://techcrunch.com – Twitter has used country-by-country blocking powers for the first time to restrict access to a neo-Nazi Twitter account in Germany at the request of local authorities. The move was spotted by the FT, which also flagged up two tweets from Twitter’s general counsel, Alex Macgillivray confirming both the request to close the account and the fact that Twitter had acted on the request According to a filing on free speech organisation Chillingeffects.org Twitter received the request to close the Twitter account of banned far right group, Besseres Hannover, last month. The request came from  (IT news)