Insight: At Twitter, global growth tests free speech advocacy

A Twitter logo is shown on a laptop computer at the company's headquarters in San FranciscoBy Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When a Brazilian state prosecutor last year set out to silence anonymous Twitter messages that were revealing the location of drunk-driving checkpoints, he served the social media company's just-opened Sao Paolo office with a lawsuit. Sharing sightings of police checkpoints does not violate any rules set by Twitter Inc, which has far fewer restrictions on content than social media rivals such as Facebook Inc. Nor would such Tweets be a crime in the United States. …

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