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Twitter Cooperates With Vladimir Putin To Block Access To Blacklisted Content In Russia

On the heels of the announcement that Twitter archives would now be available in Russian comes an announcement from Moscow that Twitter has cooperated with Czar Vladimir Putin to block access to blacklisted content in his country.

According to The Moscow Times, Twitter has “actively been engaged in cooperation” since early March with Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Communications.

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Coming Soon To Twitter: Self-Censorship And Parental Controls For NSFW Tweets

Twitter might soon start to flag tweets that contain links to material deemed inappropriate or not safe for work.

There’s a new field within Twitter’s API that is titled “possibly_sensitive” that will only surface when any URL contained in a tweet links to content that has been defined as ‘sensitive’.

So here’s the big question: who gets to make that definition?

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