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Twitter Censors Its First Account

Twitter has closed countless accounts for breaking its own rules, but the blocking of a neo-Nazi account within Germany (it will continue to be visible in other countries) is a first. Twitter won't break much of a sweat defending this one; the first real test of its "witholding" policy will come when a politically repressive country attempts to censor something widely seen as good. When, not if.

Posted on October 18, 2012, at 9:48 a.m. ET