By The Associated Press
BANNED: Twitter has for the first time blocked an account using a new tool that allows it to bar content in individual countries.
DETAIL: It shut out a banned German neo-Nazi group at the behest of local authorities. The block is only in Germany, where the content is considered illegal.
ABOUT THE TOOL: Twitter announced the blocking function in January, insisting its commitment to free speech remains firm, despite global outrage that the social media tool of choice for dissidents and activists was being limited.
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