Twitter discloses details of French anti-Semitic users

July 12, 2013 23:58

Twitter has disclosed details of users in France who posted anti-Semitic messages, the US-based website said.

Twitter said in a statement Friday that it had handed over to French authorities details about the users to end a legal fight which started last year, when several French anti-racist groups sued Twitter for allowing hate speech.“Further to discussions between the Parties and in response to a valid legal request, Twitter has provided the prosecutor of Paris, Presse et Libertés Publiques section of the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance, with data that may enable the identification of certain users that the Vice-Prosecutor believes have violated French law,” Twitter said in a statement to JTA.

Twitter declined to say how many users it reported or or what details it transmitted, but said the disclosure “puts an end to the dispute” between Twitter and the Union of Jewish Students of France, or UEJF, which sued Twitter last year along with several other anti-racism groups.

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