Twitter announced on Thursday that it can now withhold content from users country by country on demand, while still making that content available to the rest of the world.

Twitter now has the ability to silence tweets on a country-by-country basis. If it’s given a valid and legal request to block a message in a particular country, the service says, it will make that message invisible to users located there.

Freedom of speech advocates came down hard on the company. Twitter maintains it’s “extremely passionate about people’s right to free expression,” said spokesperson Rachel Bremer.

Source: Technology News