Twitter tests free speech as it tries to police content

From left: Blackburn, Stone and McGowan, each of whom had their accounts policed by Twitter. Photos: AP

Twitter has been clamping down on accounts that it feels violates its policies with the content they post or promote.

Why it matters: The social media giant has lately been more aggressive about policing content it says is in violation of its policies. But in doing so, Twitter has faced criticism for judgment bias against free speech. It's a tough line all web platforms have to walk in the era of fake news and indecent content that spreads like wildfire online. Twitter seems to be testing the waters to find the appropriate balance more than other social platforms.