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Oct 19, 2012

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Twitter flipped a switch this week and bam: Users in Germany could no longer see the tweets of a banned neo-Nazi group. German cops wrote Twitter trying to get the account shut off completely; Instead the company confined the blackout to Germany. How did they do that? The microblogging social network had already engineered its own system to block content country by country. 

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Twitter blocks its first account and hospitals get more malware

Oct 19, 2012
Twitter blocks its first account officially, Google has a bad quarter and a new Chromebook, the emergency room has a virus.

Twitter flipped a switch this week and bam: Users in Germany could no longer see the tweets of a banned neo-Nazi group. German cops wrote Twitter trying to get the account shut off completely; Instead the company confined the blackout to Germany. How did they do that? The microblogging social network had already engineered its own system to block content country by country. 

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