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French Jewish students take on Twitter

Students want internet heavy hitter to reveal people posting anti-Semitic tweets so they can be prosecuted.
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2013 09:32

The French Union of Jewish students is preparing to take on one of the giants of the internet - Twitter - and they expect to win.

They want the micro-blogging site to reveal the names of people who post anti-Semitic tweets so they can be prosecuted for hate crimes.

It began in October with one of two people posting under the hashtag 'a good Jew', but it grew into a wave of hateful messages becoming the third most popular subject on Twitter in France.

Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Paris, France.

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