A French court ruled Thursday that Twitter must help identify the authors of racist tweets posted on its site. The ruling follows a complaint brought by an activist group in October that argued such tweets breach laws against inciting racial hatred.
This activist group is the aggressive Jewish organization, Union of Jewish Students (UEJF). Why do they want the personal information of people who criticise Jewry or who are not ashamed of their European ancestry?
The vice president of the Jewish organization, Sacha Reingewirtz, says that the ruling is a “major precedent and breakthrough in the attempt to balance privacy online with the need to combat hate speech”, while Nuno Wahnon Martins at B’nai B’rith International, the oldest Jewish organization in the world, approves of this censorship and says that social networks need to “deny those who spread hate speech in anonymity as something to hide behind.”
Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, also approves and adds that the EJC will try to establish this system of thought control in all of Europe.
Twitter is ordered to make it possible for users to “flag anti-Semitic content, which would be reviewed by Twitter before removal and possible referral to the authorities.”
Obviously, anti-European tweets will still be protected speech.