Twitter, Nations and Censorship

Twitter defended its decision on its blog on Friday, saying they would only scrub tweets after receiving what they judge to be a "valid and applicable legal request". 
But then again what what does "valid and applicable legal request" truly mean? Who determines what is valid? And what transparency and accountability practices will Twitter adhere to? 

"In short, we believe the new, more granular approach to withheld content is a good thing for freedom of expression, transparency, accountability - and for our users. Besides allowing us to keep Tweets available in more places, it also allows users to see whether we are living up to our freedom of expression ideal," the company added.
Sounds like a load of bullshit to me. 

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