Twitter Removes Anti-Semitic Tweets in France

Eric Larson
Twitter Removes Anti-Semitic Tweets in France
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Twitter on Friday removed a surge of anti-Semitic and racist tweets in France.

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The tweets, labeled with the #UnBonJuif (#AGoodJew) hashtag, contained anti-Semitic jokes and pictures from the Holocaust. The phrase "UnBonJuif" was one of the most popular amongst French-speaking users of the site last week.

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Twitter took action after the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) threatened to take the issue to court. The group also reportedly sent Twitter a list of the exact posts they wanted removed.

This isn't the first time Twitter has responded to requests to remove or block content. Just last week, the site blocked a Neo-Nazi account in Germany after a request to do so.

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