tangor - 9:48 pm on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.
With those words earlier today, in a blog posting titled “Tweets still must flow” the management of Twitter went over to the dark side and may well have dug their own grave.
In what can only have been a fit of corporate insanity, Twitter announced that it has the ability to filter tweets to conform to the demands of various countries.
We know these kinds of things are possible, but mainstream always falls behind... and by the time "they" hear about it... it is usually too little too late.