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Sarkozy and Trierweiler teenagers captivate France with Twitter spat

The 17-year-old sons of former president and ex-partner of current president insult each other in what has been dubbed 'le tweetclash'.

French Twitter users get money-tweeting service

Twitter and French bank Groupe BPCE team up to offer personal money transfers to those with a bank account and a Twitter handle in France.

Twitter users in France can now tweet money

The service, which will be available to anyone with a bank account and Twitter handle in France, will enable person-to-person money transfer.

French consumers' association sues Facebook, Twitter and Google

Watchdog UFC-Que Choisir is suing the social media giants for using 'illegible' user terms of conditions that breach internet users' privacy.

French anti-racism groups sue Twitter for $50 million

Two French organisations have filed criminal charges against the US-based website for refusing to hand over the details of users violating French law.

Is free speech on the internet under threat in France?


The so-called Twitter Affair in which anti-Semitic and other racist comments were Tweeted has provoked a major outcry in France over the use and abuse of the internet. The government has promised to take action and a senator is currently overseeing plans for new legislation to 'supervise' the web in France. But many internet rights campaigners fear that freedom of speech could become the first casualty of this war on racist, sexist and homophobic language on the internet. Jérôme Hourdeaux reports.

Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags

French ministers in talks with company officials over homophobic, racist and anti-semitic tweets which Paris says contravene laws on hate-speech.

France launches Twitter probe in racism test case

A criminal investigation into a raft of anti-Semitic messages posted on Twitter could test the microblogging site's refusal to mediate content.

Twitter and 'tu': Is it the end for 'vous' in French?

The informal 'you' in French, 'tu', is taking over on social media, at the expense of the formal 'vous', threatening a major shift in etiquette.

François Hollande's son refuses to make peace with Valérie Trierweiler

Thomas Hollande says he and siblings no longer want to see president's partner who helped destroy political hopes of their mother Ségolène Royal.

Hollande rocked by a tweeted battle between his first and second ladies

After what appeared to be a remarkably successful first month, the presidency of newly-elected François Hollande was this week rocked by its first crisis, and one which came from the least expected quarter. For, just days before France goes to the polls in the final round of voting in the two-round parliamentary elections in which the Left hopes to win its first majority in ten years, Valérie Trierweiler, French ‘First Lady’ but who refutes the term, embarassed the Socialist Party with a public attack via Twitter against a consituency bid by the president’s former companion Ségolène Royal. The unseemly controversy may have dented the party's chances of gaining an absolute parliamentary majority on its own in the June 17th polling, and raises further questions about the ambiguous role played by Trierweiler. Valentine Oberti and Lénaïg Bredoux report.

Twitter users thwart French exit poll results ban with WWII codes

Twitter users made the French presidential election a war of green Hungarian wine and red Dutch cheese to thwart laws banning early result predictions.

How Twitter made handwriting cool (Telegraph)