country withheld content

A policy used by some social networking sites, including Twitter, of blocking or removing content based on a country's government's request.

Historical perspective: In October of 2012, at the request of the German government, Twitter blocked users in Germany from access to the account of a neo-Nazi group banned there. It was the first time Twitter acted on a policy known as "country withheld content."

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon