Twitter loses online hate speech court battle in France


The Twitter website logon page is seen on a iPad screen in this illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

PARIS (Reuters) -Twitter must disclose details on what it does to tackle hate speech online in France, the Paris appeals court ruled on Thursday, handing a win to advocacy groups that say the social network does not do enough.

The decision provides ammunition to campaigners elsewhere in Europe who want tougher controls to prevent the spread of racist and discriminatory content on Twitter and other social media platforms.

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