Twitter has made use of its local censorship policy for the first time, blocking access to the account of a neo-Nazi group in Germany.
At the request of the German government, the country's residents will see a grayed-out tweet in their timeline where the tweets of Besseres Hannover, an extreme right-wing organisation, would have appeared.
For users elsewhere in the world, the @hannoverticker account is still visible.
Twitter's chief lawyer Alex Macgillivray announced the move with a tweet today:
He linked to a letter from German police addressed to Twitter Inc.