Tweets called for killing Jews and praising the Holocaust
The Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) has sued microblogging site Twitter for hosting anti-Semitic messages even after being ordered to take out similar tweets.
UEJ has filed a complaint with Paris Public Prosecutor’s office against Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, alleging that he is responsible for racial defamation and openly inciting to discrimination, hate or violence toward Jews, according to Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
In March 2013, UEJF sued Twitter for $50m following company’s failure to honour a ruling in January by a French judge to reveal details of users who posted anti-Semitic statements within 14 days.
The Paris court also ruled that Twitter has to establish a system for flagging and eliminating such messages, while UEJF revealed Twitter has not met the ordered requirements.
In addition, the social networking site was also alleged of lying when it revealed it would remove similar tweets during October 2012, while the comments are reportedly still available.