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Twitter agrees to hand over details of people who post racist or anti-Semitic comments after French legal battle

Posted By yihan On July 12, 2013 @ 10:38 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Peter Allen
Daily Mail [1]
July 12, 2013

Twitter has agreed to hand over the details of people who post racist and anti-Semitic abuse anonymously on the micro-blogging site, it emerged today.

Following a long legal battle, the US-based company said it would cooperate with authorities in France who want to bring alleged criminals to justice.

The breakthrough is a significant test case for the millions who use social media to express hatred and anger without revealing their identities.

Prosecutors in Paris argued that Twitter had a duty to expose wrong-doers, despite its insistence that people had a right to anonymity.

Full story here. [1]


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