AFP - A Jewish student group has announced it was taking further legal action against Twitter over the global networking site’s failure to respond to a French court order to hand over data to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets.
“Twitter is playing the indifference card in not respecting the decision of January 24,” when a Paris civil court gave the company two weeks to hand over the requested information, said Jonathan Hayoun, president of France’s Union of Jewish Students (UEJF), on Wednesday.
“In protecting the anonymity of the author of these tweets it is making itself an accomplice and offering a highway for racists and anti-Semites,” he added.
The French Jewish students group said it was taking legal action against Twitter and its CEO Dick Costolo.
The association is claiming 38.5 million euros ($50 million) in damages which they would hand over to the Shoah Memorial fund, according to the text of the summons for Twitter to appear before the civil court’s criminal division.
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PARIS (AP) — A visitor to the Louvre’s newest extension, in northern France, has been detained after scrawling an inscription in marker on the famed canvas of Eugene Delacroix “Liberty Leading the People.”
The 28-year-old woman was immediately seized by a guard and another visitor, then handed over to police, according to a statement from the Louvre-Lens on Friday. It said the painting should be easily cleaned.
The Delacroix work is among the artist’s most famous. It shows a bare-breasted woman (Liberty) holding aloft the French flag as she urges on a crowd of revolutionaries. According to Le Figaro newspaper, the woman wrote “AE911″ near the bottom of the canvas.
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The aim is to drive back Islamic militants from the north of Mali.
French jets have bombarded rebel strongholds and [A]round 550 ground troops have been deployed.
The strategically important town of Konna has been retaken.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters his country’s direct involvement will only last a matter of weeks. It has prevented the advancing rebels from seizing Bamako, he said.