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Latest update : 2013-01-03

Fighting hate speech on Twitter: is France showing the way?

Last week, France's Minister of Women's Rights put hate speech on Twitter centre stage, saying the social network should help France apply pre-existing laws banning racist, sexist and homophobic comments. Writing in The Guardian, Jason Farago says "we should follow France's example in restricting bigotry's free expression". Others say this would amount to a dangerous limitation on free speech. Also, an artist refuses the Legion of Honour and one French woman's awful New Year.

By James CREEDON

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2016-08-23 Islamic veil

First burkinis, now veils

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2016-08-19 2016 Olympics

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2016-08-18 Syria

Photo of injured Syrian boy goes viral

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2016-08-17 Islamic veil

BurkiniWatch

For the third consecutive day, MediaWatch takes a look at France’s burkini controversy. France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has voiced support for the mayors who have...

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