“As we continue to grow internationally, we will reach countries that have different ideas about freedom of speech,” the company wrote in a blog post Thursday.
He said that even with the possibility of such limitations, Twitter could not exist in some countries. “Some of our ideas are so different that we cannot be there,” they said.
As an example of the restrictions, Twitter said it would cooperate with “certain types of content, such as in France and Germany, where Nazi content is banned.”
“Starting today, we reserve the right to refuse content to users in a specific country but it will be available in the rest of the world,” said Twitter’s blog.
Thousands of users around the world announced a protest for this Saturday under the hashtag (# TwitterBlackout).