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Twitter reveals divergent political cultures of Japan and America

Japanese users are overwhelmingly nonideological

| Japan
In Japan, Twitter users rarely post content that would trip its proprietary algorithms filtering out offending content.   © Reuters

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

Twitter, under attack on charges that it filters out disfavored political viewpoints and "misinformation," is a window onto the sharply divergent political cultures of America and Japan today.

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