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Twitter Gives Anti-Semitic Posts to Authorities

SOCIAL NETWORKING—FRANCE

July 12, 2013

Microblogging site Twitter has complied with a French court’s request to hand over tweets related to a number of racist and anti-Semitic messages that were posted on its site, CNET News reports. An appeals court ruled last month that the company must hand over the names of the users propagating the anti-Semitic messages, raising the thorny issue of online anonymity and hate speech. Twitter said in a statement that handing over the data will “put an end to the dispute” and that it will work with the Union of Jewish French Students to “fight racism and anti-Semitism.”
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