French Court Says Twitter Must Identify Authors of Racist Tweets

A French court has ruled Twitter, which has steadfastly refused calls to police its millions of users, must hand over data to help identify the authors of racist or anti-Semitic tweets. In a test case that pitted the right to free speech against laws banning hate speech, the court granted a request, lodged in October by France's Union of Jewish Students, which argued that many tweets had breached French law.