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French Government Bans ‘Hashtag’ And Renames It ‘Mot-dièse’

Those French! First they want Twitter to bend the rules for them and now they refuse to use a perfectly good word just because it isn’t au français. Bah!

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French Court Orders Twitter To Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Anti-Semitic Tweets

We told you about Twitter’s refusal to identify users responsible for sending anti-Semitic tweets for the French government without a U.S. subpoena compelling them to do so.

Well, score one for the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) as they’ve convinced a French court to order Twitter to release this info. 

Why is it a big deal? Though being culturally unaware is all the rage, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share: It seems France has this “thing” about Holocaust denial and hate speech – it’s a crime. And these lovely (soon to be revealed) Twitterers are apparently guilty.

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