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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:41 AM

Twitter may face legal action over anti-Semitic tweets (some very offensive pictures included)

Following a wave of anti-Semitic posts on Twitter, anti-racism groups in France say they were looking at all legal options to target the authors of thousands of offensive tweets - and possibly Twitter itself.

French anti-racist groups on Tuesday said they were launching wide-ranging legal action following a wave of anti-Semitic posts on microblogging site Twitter.

The move follows an explosion last week in the use of the Twitter hashtag #unbonjuif - meaning “a good Jew” - to spread anti-Semitic jokes online.

By October 10, the hashtag was trending third in France (meaning it was the third most popular tagged subject on the site in the country) and a deluge of offensive posts -- as well as tweets decrying the racist tone of many of the comments -- continued for days.

And with anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise in France, organisations like SOS Racisme and the French Jewish Students Union (UEJF) said they were determined pursue those that took part through the courts.

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Samples of the tweets:


(Translation: A good Jew)


(Translation: A good Jew should be cooked just right)


(Translation: A good Jew with his friends and girlfriend)

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Reply Twitter may face legal action over anti-Semitic tweets (some very offensive pictures included) (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Oct 2012 OP
cliffordu Oct 2012 #1
Behind the Aegis Oct 2012 #2
Bonobo Oct 2012 #4
Behind the Aegis Oct 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #5
FightForMichigan Oct 2012 #3
MadrasT Oct 2012 #7
PCIntern Oct 2012 #8

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:45 AM

1. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:06 AM

2. You're welcome.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:27 AM

4. WTF is wrong with you that you would make a snark comment about this OP? nt

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:05 AM

6. Are you surprised?

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:33 AM

5. So this crap should not be shared

 

until we have another genocide?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:16 AM

3. No, truly, thank you

"Who can protest an injustice but does not is an accomplice to the act" - Talmud

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:29 AM

7. Those are just awful.

I'm glad they are taking action.

So much hate in the world.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:47 AM

8. Pardon me while I go purchase a new baseball bat...

where did you say this was going on?

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