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Twitter's censorship plans cause global uproar

Twitter's censorship plans cause global uproar

Updated 6 February 2012, 15:30 AEDT

The announcement by Twitter that it has plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets has raised global uproar.

It reverses what it once stood for - unfettered expression of opinion.

But Twitter insists its commitment to free speech remains firm, that it's just adhering to the local laws while ensuring that the rest of the world can still receive the tweet.

Presenter: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speakers: Phil Robertson, deputy director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch; Lubna Alam, lecturer in information systems at the University of Canberra; Dr Hai Qing Yu, senior lecturer University of New South Wales

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