Twitter Bans Neo-Nazi Handle

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Racial hatred has no problem fitting into 140-characters. Twitter users in Germany will no longer be able to see tweets from the neo-Nazi group Besseres Hannover, at the request of the German government. For the first time, the micro-blogging site has implemented a policy of localized censorship. The group has been charged with threatening immigrants and distribution racial pamphlets. They won’t be retweeted anymore in Germany—though the rest of the world can still access them.