French Court Orders Twitter to Name Names of Racist Tweeters

by Blogburger on January 26, 2013

A French court has ordered Twitter to hand over data that could help identify users who posted racist messages on the service’s website, acting on a complaint filed in October by the Union of French Jewish Students. The 17th Chamber of the Paris Criminal Courts also wants Twitter to make it easy for users to flag tweets deemed illegal under French law. These include hateful and racist messages. The students wanted Twitter to remove anti-Semitic remarks posted under the hashtag #agoodjew and adopt a new system for responding to similar messages.


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