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Twitter Sued $50M For Refusing To Identify Anti-Semitic Users

redletterdave (2493036) writes | about a year ago

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redletterdave writes "After a French civil court ruled on Jan. 24 that Twitter must identify anyone who broke France's hate speech laws, Twitter has since refused to identify the users behind a handful of hateful and anti-Semitic messages, resulting in a $50 million lawsuit. Twitter argues it only needs to comply with US laws and is thus protected by the full scope of the First Amendment and its free speech privileges, but France believes its Internet users should be subject to the country's tighter laws against racist and hateful forms of expression."
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Twitter said no, get over it. (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | about a year ago | (#43249719)

I read Twitters TOS as listed today (Mar 22 2013)

"We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably
believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request..."
https://twitter.com/tos [twitter.com]

Reading the translated article then wikipedia. The case was heard and judged by the
Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris (Google Translate) a minor jurisdiction, that hears hears minor civil cases.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judiciary_of_France [wikipedia.org]
http://books.google.com/books?id=hJaEzC1CBe8C&pg=PA153#v=onepage&q&f=false [google.com]

I would think Twitter has the right not to acknowledge this court as being applicable or relevant.

Again Twitter TOS
"(iv) respond to user support requests,

They said no, enforcing their TOS of

"(v) protect the rights, property or safety of Twitter, its users and the public."

I'm sure it says no hateful comments are listed somewhere but at the most the guilty persons account be deleted.

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