hate speech

Paris court upholds order that Twitter reveal its content moderation

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A French appeals court has upheld a ruling last July that social media platform Twitter must reveal how its French arm moderates hate speech, in a case brought against it by four NGOs which accuse it of not doing enough to crack down on abusive content.

French far-right presidential hopeful Zemmour fined for hate speech

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A Paris court has ordered maverick far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour to pay a fine of 10,000 euros after finding him guilty of hate speech during a television appearance when he described unaccompanied migrant children as "thieves", "rapists" and "murderers".

Facebook hit by French lawsuit over hate speech

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Paris-based campaign group Reporters Without Borders says the website breaks its own terms by failing to protect users against hate speech.

France to embed 'regulators' at Facebook to combat hate speech

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Beginning in January 2019, the French government will send a small team of senior civil servants to Facebook offices in Ireland for six months to assess the effectiveness of the social media giant's checks on racist, sexist or hate-fuelled speech, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday.

French court acquits Marine Le Pen of hate speech

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Head of far-right National Front party was on trial for comparing Muslims praying in the street to German occupation of France.