Parliament told Twitter could now observe gagging orders

Social networking site could block content that breaches injunctions.

Gagging injunctions aimed at journalists could also be observed by Twitter, the website has told Parliament.

Numerous injunctions observed by journalists have been widely flouted on Twitter over the last year - including one aimed at protecting the privacy of footballer Ryan Giggs.

Last week, Twitter revealed a new policy which enables it to "withhold specific content when required to do so in response to what we believe to be a valid and applicable legal request".

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