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News Summary: Twitter to pull racist posts

Associated Press Published: October 19, 2012

BLOCKS: Twitter has agreed to pull racist and anti-Semitic tweets under a pair of French hash tags. A Jewish group says the agreement came after it threatened to sue the social network for running afoul of national laws against hate speech.

ABOUT THE TWEETS: The anti-Semitic tweets in French, which started Oct. 10, included slurs and photos evoking the Holocaust, including one of a pile of ash and another of an emaciated Holocaust victim. They were followed by offensive, anti-Muslim tweets.

ELSEWHERE: A day earlier, Twitter bowed to German law and blocked an account of a banned neo-Nazi group there.