Jan 25, 2023

Twitter sued over antisemitic posts left online

Twitter is being sued in Germany by two groups claiming the social network failed to remove six posts attacking Jewish people and denying the Holocaust, after they were reported. The case will try to determine whether Twitter is contractually obliged to remove such material. In 2021, before Mr Musk bought Twitter, the Campaign Against Antisemitism, with which it had partnered, said the company's policies were failing - and it had removed only 400 of 1,000 tweets containing hateful content attacking Jews. The previous year, Twitter was criticised as too slow to remove tweets by UK musician Wiley that he later apologised for, saying they "Were looked at as antisemitic". Under the UK Online Safety Bill, technology companies would face large fines for failing to swiftly remove hateful content.

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