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Latest update : 2012-05-02

'Tweet you're sorry 466 times!'

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Tues. 1/5/2012: Two French politicians have sued a Twitter user for insulting them online. The punishment? Tweeting he's sorry 466 times - the number of hits the offending tweet got. Is this the online equivalent of giving naughty Twitter users lines? Also, the crowd numbers at Sarkozy's rallies are questioned by internet users, and Facebook introduces an organ donation feature.

By James CREEDON

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