Twitter to start censoring "international" tweets. Where is censorship going to end?
From Twitter: As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some differ so much from our ideas that we will not be able to exist there. http://blog.twitter.com/2012/01/tweets-still-must-flow.html
They cite examples of German and French policy to restrict pro-Nazi content however do not restrict the use in events like the Egypt Revolution and anti Chinese sentiment.
Is this just another step to restrict "viral" moments such as Occupy Wall Street from gaining a foothold and other larger international causes from even getting started or a business protecting its assets?
In the past they have blocked topics from appearing on the trending topics list but this truly is restrictive on freedom of speech on the internet.