"Twitter firmly believes in the importance of freedom of speech and works to guarantee that freedom is maximized," the microblogging site stated in its response to the government.
Pajín said she will seek EU support to find a solution to the proliferation of material defending anorexia on Twitter. The Civil Guard's telematic crimes division has taken up the government's baton after a citizens' initiative brought the matter to the attention of the Health Ministry.
"During the summer we received a number of messages on Twitter asking us to take action in the face of the proliferation of 'tweets' in favor of anorexia," Pajín said. "New technologies are a fabulous communication tool but can also be used with harmful intentions for people's health."