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Japan was top tweet removal requestor in 1st half of 2021: Twitter

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95% from Japan. Narcotics, drug related. Get that Out of date draconian laws will be questioned. And financial-linked crimes, get that LDP want those to be non reported. 95% that’s embarrassing more that Russia?, remote censorship.

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Twitter Inc removes posts critical of vaccines and temporarily limits use of posters’ accounts.

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@Mei

Twitter Inc removes posts critical of vaccines and temporarily limits use of posters’ accounts.

Twitter do not remove criticism of vaccines because I talk about the difference between Moderna and 3rd best vaccine all the time.

Twitter removes posts about false cures and information not backed by evidence about life or death policy for the general public, so ignorant people won't overdose on horse medicine or poison themselves with bleach.

The government is not putting tracking devices in the vaccine. so you should not get vaccinated and risk your life and the people you come into contact with.

See the difference?

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Anyone who still uses Twitter is a moron.

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Got to keep that face-to-the-world pristine so pre-sales, mergers and acquisitions go through. Look for a repeat of this for 2022.

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First half 2020: panic & uncertainty about the emerging pandemic, plus continual indecision on cancelling/postponing the Olympic Games.

First half 2021: promises of an adequate & smooth vaccination rollout and the continued inadequate responses to saving financial struggling families and small business.

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Reporting is more effective than replying online when everyone's anonymous. As they say, "Don't feed the trolls."

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The report said 93 percent of the requests from Japan were primarily related to laws concerning narcotics and drug control, obscenity, or financial-linked crimes.

Anecdotally people have been arrested and interrogated for legal consumption of substances in other countries and posting video that were seen by the J-police.

But they will not pursue the Japanese bigwigs listed in the Pandora Papers

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That's crazy

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The report said 93 percent of the requests from Japan were primarily related to laws concerning narcotics and drug control, obscenity, or financial-linked crimes.

narcotics and drug control, obscenity, or financial-linked crimes.

This says all. Sorry that main targets for removals are not what you expected

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@Criky

95% including Japan, India, Russia, and RoK. 43% came from Japan.

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Twitter has become a toxic environment anyway.

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Japan's attitude is worst than China.

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Twitter is banning half of the people from using its platform. Anyone with center right ideologies is a target. Coincidently, Twitter has also lost half of its stock value. Coincidence? I think not. Social media can not afford to alienate 50% of the population.

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To bad Twitter wasn’t available Sep 18, 1931 through Sep 2, 1945. Another 15 years of drug control, obscene acts against humanity and financial crimes could have easily been expunged from the records.

- “The report said 93% of the requests from Japan were primarily related to laws concerning narcotics and drug control, obscenity, or financial-linked crimes.” -

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"95% from Japan."

"A total of 95 percent of the demands came from Japan and four other countries -- Russia, Turkey, India and South Korea, according to the report."

Comprehension shouldn't be this difficult.

Bty, it's 43% JP!

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Welp! That's quite the steep number. Got something to hide, Japan?

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Anyone who still uses Twitter is a moron.

So I guess my daughter is a Moron according to your view.

She makes quite a large portion of her income via Twitter using the platform to promote her business and get orders.

My son must also be a Moron as he uses it to let his fans know when and where he is performing, live/paid online.

Just because you don not know how to use Twitter in a proper way as to not put out personal information does not mean others are morons.

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You cannot censure an account of a Japanese, outside of Japan,

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Simian LaneToday  05:36 pm JST

Anyone who still uses Twitter is a moron.

I completely avoid the cesspool that Twitter has become in the past few years. I’ve also recently given up Facebook for the same reason.

I can remember when FB was all baby photos and travel pics. Those were the days!

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The emoji is mightier than the sword, when you can exploit leaders, psychological inferiority complex you have already achieved victory

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Twitter, one of the worst and damaging the inventions ever founded in the 21st century!

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Twitter is banning half of the people from using its platform. Anyone with center right ideologies is a target.

Not true at all. What it does do is occasionally remove tweets that are racist, homophobic, misogynistic etc. But this not what we normally understand as "center right"

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Gasp……

that can’t be right…………

Japan is NOT North Korea.

Japan is not China.

Japanese are polite

Japanese don’t lie

Japan is a safety country!

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Land of the rising tempers

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Hmmm, Censorship by Govt is Bad but cartel type Censorship by Big Tech is fine I guess. Ex. Trump, Joe Rogan etc.

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""93 percent of the requests from Japan were primarily related to laws concerning narcotics and drug control, obscenity, or financial-linked crimes.""

Someone would understand it, fair enough.

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expat

Japan, Russia, Turkey, India and South Korea. Connect the dots.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Google, Amazon, Washpost, Jack Dorsey, Zuckerman, Bezos, George Soros, Bill Gates, Pfizer. Connect the dots yourself.

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Censorship by Govt is Bad but cartel type Censorship by Big Tech is fine I guess. Ex. Trump, Joe Rogan etc.

There is only 1 govt per country. There's no choice.

Companies are not mandated, certainly not those with platforms to publish ideas. If you want to publish an idea, $5/month will get you a server and you can publish anything you like there. The barrier is extremely low. You have a choice.

Also, when the govt doesn't like what you say/do, they show up at your door with guns. Govts have the legal power to include a gag order - so you cannot share what is happening.

When a company doesn't like what you do/say, they send a letter. That says "please stop" or we will sue ... 80% of the time, that's the end. They decide not to sue. There's also the "Streisand Effect" when a company sues since they don't have the power to prevent sharing of everything they've done.

Those are the differences. Huge differences.

Stop trying to claim that any company is the same as a govt. They aren't by any stretch of any imagination. This applies to extremely huge companies too. I've worked at a few huge, world-wide companies. A "company policy" isn't the same as the weakest law in any country.

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Anyone who thinks that the content of this article is negative for Japan should probably re-read the article.

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Companies are not mandated, certainly not those with platforms to publish ideas. If you want to publish an idea, $5/month will get you a server and you can publish anything you like there. The barrier is extremely low. You have a choice.

I need to clarify this. Just prepend "In countries with Freedom of Speech guarantees ..."

I regret the oversight. $5/month is currently less than 600 jpy (¥576.28), so while not completely free, it is pretty close.

There are actually web hosting companies that charge much less and actually care about free speech. I used one for years that was prepaid - USD10 would last a few years. https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/ This company has been around for multiple decades and does what they say they will. For a static website, the only way I know to be cheaper is to create pages at github (owned by MSFT), so I'd rather spend the $10 and forget it for a few years. If an idea becomes popular, it might cost $10/month, but that won't last and bandwidth will drop back to $0.25/month again.

Obviously, these are not the 1-click websites, but any neophyte Unix/Linux admin can easily setup a few static web pages in a few minutes if they are familiar and 30 minutes if they aren't. China hates the NearlyFreeSpeech hosting service and so to lots of people who are against 100% freedom of speech, because they only respond to valid, legal, requests in their jurisdiction. That response is to forward the legal documents to the address they have for their client. It is possible to put $20 bill into an envelope and mail it off to the company so they don't actually have any contact information for you. Then if you are cautious and used TOR and a VPN for all access, there wouldn't be away way to trace back to the content creator.

But a .onion web server would be easier, though it has a higher complexity for people to be able to visit. .onion websites are powered by TOR and only work with the TOR browser, no others. The location of the .onion site is hidden from everyone except the person running it. To learn more, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.onion

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