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After lawsuit threat, Twitter to pull racist posts

By Lori Hinnant

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:43 a.m. HST, Oct 19, 2012



PARIS » A French Jewish group that threatened a lawsuit against Twitter says the social network has agreed to pull tweets under a pair of hash tags that spawned more than a week of racist and anti-Semitic posts.

The group, the French Union of Jewish Students, held a conference call Thursday night with Twitter executives in California, the same day the social network blocked an account of a banned German neo-Nazi group at the behest of local authorities.

The anti-Semitic tweets in French, which started Oct. 10, included slurs and photos evoking the Holocaust, including one of a pile of ash. They were followed by similar, anti-Muslim tweets.

In Germany on Thursday, Twitter blocked the neo-Nazi's account in Germany.

The French-language tweets came from hundreds of users.







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Grimbold wrote:
The Jews possess generally a superior human bloodline.There are characteristic differences in bloodlines of all creatures. They are only hard to see in humans because of so much inter breeding.
on October 19,2012 | 05:37AM
soundofreason wrote:
Just look at the names of the Nobel Prize winners for proof.
on October 19,2012 | 07:08AM
jomama wrote:
gee, thought that was the Aryans?
on October 19,2012 | 07:51AM
Grimbold wrote:
Aryan are deteriorating. Too much alcohol.
on October 19,2012 | 08:58AM
HD36 wrote:
There's a depression going on in Europe. People always look for others to blame. I always thought Jew was a religion, not a bloodline. Wasn't Sammy Davis Jr. a Jew by conversion?
on October 19,2012 | 06:47AM
soundofreason wrote:
I've heard your question asked before by another - Don't remember what the response was though.
on October 19,2012 | 07:09AM
Grimbold wrote:
Raised as a Roman Catholic, Davis first became seriously interested in Judaism while he was convalescing from his accident in which he lost one eye. Then he converted to Jewish Religion. A person of different race than the jewish race should not be called a Jew, but a Jewic and he is Jewicist - to show the diffrence,
on October 19,2012 | 09:07AM
Grimbold wrote:
There is the Jewish religion, and the there is the Jewish people - a semitic tribe. But most adherents of the Jewish faith are also of the Jewish bloodline.
on October 19,2012 | 09:01AM
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