Twitter ordered to identify anti-Semitic tweeters in France
A French court on Thursday ordered Twitter to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic posts or face fines of $1,300 per day. The order, requested by a Jewish student union and rights groups, concerned anti-Semitic material but could open the floodgates to legal pursuit of Twitter users who post a wide range of messages deemed illegal or offensive.


For a first time, Twitter deployed a new message-blocker in Germany last October to jam the posting of messages by a neo-Nazi group banned by police. (Reuters)