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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)
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:41 AM (8 replies)
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