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Micro-blogging phenomenon Twitter has modified its commitment to the free flow of information online by adding a new feature enabling the removal of users' tweets at a country level while allowing them to be viewed elsewhere. In a move many will see as a thinly veiled attempt to cosy up to repressive regimes and maybe even …

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  1. Thomas 18
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    "we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression"

    I thought Twitter was already available in America.

  2. Jelliphiish
    Black Helicopters

    ownership issues

    wasn't there a recent lump of shares purchased by a Saudi Prince... is this what he paid for?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/19/alwaleed_invests_in_twitter/

    my cynical gland just went 'splode

    still, a re-tweet from outside should be visible form inside.. right?

  3. L1feless

    ohhh Snap....

    The twits begin to hate twitter....LOL

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Fluff

    Proxy anyone?

  5. kwhitefoot

    So stop using Twitter

    and use identi.ca instead, or as well.

  6. Mectron

    twitter is no longer

    it si nwo a pthetic sell out,who shoult be SHUTDOWN as it;s main reason to exist is not longer

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Mectron

      Couldn't have put it better myself. If I could give your post ten thumbs up I would. Any thoughts on the Eurozone debacle?

    2. Steven Roper

      @Mectron

      Yes, but has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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