Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,459 Reviews & Articles | 65,071 News Posts

Twitter ordered to reveal users personal data by French court in an effort to combat racism and antisemitism

Twitter given its orders by Paris court, or pay a daily fine until compliance is met

By Charles Gantt from Jan 24, 2013 @ 11:18 CST

The AP and Reuters are reporting that a Paris High Court has today ordered Twitter to reveal data that will help authorities identify authors of racist and anti-Semitic tweets.

twitter_ordered_to_reveal_users_personal_data_by_french_court_in_an_effort_to_combat_racism_and_anti_semitism_1

The ruling is the result of a summons filed against Twitter by the French Jewish Students Union which wished to trace users who had tweeted hate speeches and rhetoric last October. The Students Union is hoping to get the tweeters prosecuted on the grounds that racial hatred is a crime in France.

Twitter has been given 15 days to comply with the order, after which the social networking company will be fined a daily penalty of $1335 until compliance is met. No word has been released yet on when or if Twitter will comply with the court's ruling. Do you think Twitter should disclose user's information, or should it be kept private to preserve free speech? Let us know in the comments below.



Related Tags

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de