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UK VOICE: French court orders Twitter to identify racist tweeters
2013-01-25 09:09:44 | (0 Comments)
A French court has ruled that Twitter must assist the police in identifying the authors of racist or anti-Semitic tweets.
The ruling was determined following a legal complaint lodged by France’s Union of Jewish Students that racist tweets had “breached French law”, reports RT.Com.
Twitter has allegedly been given just 15 days to comply with the order or it will be fined 1,000 euros a day until it does.
The student union’s lawyer, Stephane Lilti, told reporters yesterday: “This is an excellent ruling that will stop a feeling of impunity among Twitter users that they can post whatever comments they like.”
A surge of offensive hash tags have been trending on Twitter in France in recent months, including “#UnBonJuif (a good Jew)” and “#UnJuifMort (a dead Jew)”.
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