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Tue Dec 5, 2017, 06:02 PM

The "Nazi-Free" Twitter Trick Shows That British Twitter Users Are Seeing Hate Speech Banned In

Germany And France

Two far-right British Twitter accounts that remain verified by the US-based company have been regularly retweeting profiles recently that are banned in France and Germany because of links to hate speech.

Yesterday a tweet went viral from US-based writer Virginia Heffernan that explained how any Twitter user could filter out accounts linked to neo-Nazi groups by changing their current location on the website to Germany.

The so-called Nazi-free Twitter experience (which you can switch on by clicking your profile picture in the corner of the screen and changing your country of origin in "settings & privacy" was seen by some users of the app as further evidence the company was not doing enough to counter hate speech on the social media platform for everyone.

As first reported by Motherboard and Lifehacker, in Germany the neo-Nazi accounts are shown as "withheld" in search.


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