Twitter must disclose authors of anti-Semitic tweets, French appeals court rules Government says adhering to French law is "not optional" for social media site
A French court this week ordered Twitter to disclose the names
of users accused of posting racist and anti-Semitic tweets, rejecting an
appeal that the company filed in March. In a decision handed down Wednesday,
a Paris appeals court confirmed that Twitter must provide its user data
to France's Union of Jewish Students (UEJF) and four other human rights
organizations that filed a complaint against the company in November
The UEJF took action against Twitter last year after the hashtags
#unbonjuif ("a good Jew") and #unjuifmort ("a dead Jew") began surfacing
on the social media site. Twitter deleted some of the controversial
tweets in response, but appealed a lower court order to disclose the
identities of the users who wrote them.
On Wednesday, the appeals court determined that Twitter had not
provided convincing justification for witholding the names, and ordered
the company to comply with the lower court's ruling.
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