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French students look to sue twitter

By JC Reporter, December 6, 2012

Jewish students in France have launched legal action to force Twitter to reveal the details of people who posted a slew of antisemitic messages.

The Union of Jewish Students said it had already forced the social networking site to remove slurs appearing under the hashtags ‘#unbonjuif’ and ‘#unjuifmort’ — meaning “a good Jew” and “a dead Jew”.

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Balanced reactions are vital

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2012

Last weekend's North London derby was enjoyable, and not merely because it saw Arsenal's second consecutive home victory over Spurs. It was that, for a welcome period, my Twitter and Facebook pages were filled with something other than talk of Israel and Gaza.

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Israel confirms Gaza military campaign on Twitter first

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

Even as initial reports of Operation Pillar of Defence were filtering through, it was pointed out that this could be the first time an official military campaign had been confirmed on Twitter.

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Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account

By Sahar Zivan, October 18, 2012

Social networking site Twitter has blocked users in Germany from viewing a Neo-Nazi account, the site’s general counsel Alex Macgillivray has announced.

Commenting on the decision, Mr Macgillivray said: “Never want to withhold content; good to have tools to do it narrowly and transparently.”

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"#UnBonJuif": Twitter deluged with French antisemitism

By Shirli Sitbon, October 18, 2012

Jewish and anti-racist organisations in France have threatened to sue dozens of Twitter users for posting antisemitic jokes and statements on the site using the hashtag #UnBonJuif (“a good Jew”).

Many tweets mocked the Holocaust, said “a good Jew is a dead Jew” or contained other racist statements which are illegal under French law.

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UK Ambassador to Chile apologises for Falklands tweet

By Anna Sheinman, October 17, 2012

Britain’s Ambassador to Chile Jon Benjamin has apologised for a tweet which suggested Argentinians lost the Falklands War because they are “cowards”.

His post, written in Spanish, referenced a lewd football chant sung by Chilean fans when their team plays Argentina. The chant translates as: “Argentines, gays, they took the Falklands off you because you are cowards.”

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French Twitter users posting anti-Jewish messages

By Jennifer Lipman, October 16, 2012

Antisemitic messages and offensive remarks are being posted on social networking site Twitter in France as part of a "concerning" new trend.

The president of the Union of French Jewish Students urged Twitter to improve its moderation system after French users of the site began competing with each other to post messages under the hashtag #unbonjuif.

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Jessie Ware targeted by Twitter antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, August 30, 2012

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware has received antisemitic abuse on Twitter. The offensive message was sent to the 26-year-old in the early hours of Saturday morning after she performed live on Channel 4.

Ms Ware had sent a tweet to her 28,000 followers on the social networking site praising DJ A-Trak— real name Alain Macklovitch — who is also Jewish and also performed on the show.

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It's about time social media did right thing

By Robin Shepherd, August 16, 2012

There may still be some out there who think this is all a figment of Benjamin Netanyahu's imagination. But, back on planet Earth, the global delegitimisation of Israel is very frightening, very widespread and very real.

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Arsenal's Frimpong charged over 'scum yid' jibe

By Jamie Michaels, July 24, 2012

Arsenal footballer Emmanuel Frimpong, 20, has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for comments he made over Twitter. The l midfielder labelled a rival fan a "scum yid" in response to a comment aimed at the Ghanaian in which the fan told Frimpong he "prayed" the player would break his arms and legs.

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