Twitter Hands Over ID Info on Anti-Jewish Postings

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Twitter said Friday it had handed over data to French authorities to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets, following a complaint from a Jewish students’ group.

A French court in January ordered the company to provide the data after legal action by France’s Union of Jewish Students (UEJF).

Twitter said in a statement that it had given information to judicial authorities “enabling the identification of some authors” of anti-Semitic tweets. It said the move “puts an end to the dispute” with the UEJF and that the two parties had “agreed to continue to work actively together in order to fight racism and anti-Semitism,” adding that the two sides would also cooperate on “measures to improve the accessibility of the procedure for notifications of illicit tweets.

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