February 10, 2012 in Nation/World

Brazil files Twitter injunction

Associated Press

SAO PAULO – A request for an injunction to stop Twitter users from alerting drivers to police roadblocks, radar traps and drunk-driving checkpoints could make Brazil the first country to take Twitter up on its plan to censor content at governments’ requests.

A judge was expected to announce in the next few days whether he will issue the order against Twitter users.

Twitter unveiled plans last month that would allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws.

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