Twitter announced this week that it will censor a user account for the first time. The account belonging to the neo-Nazi group Besseres Hannover in Germany under the handle @hannoverticker, will no longer be visible to Twitter users living in Germany, following a request by the German government. According to The Verge, Besseres Hannover (“Better Hanover”), is suspected of operating what German police describe as a “criminal association.” The group has been linked to violent threats against immigrants, as well as the distribution of racist materials in schools, according to the Financial Times. Read the full story at Global Post.
Twitter censors user account for the first time
Author: Shelly Palmer
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