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Latest update : 2013-02-08

Twitter: to censor or not to censor?

Twitter's top legal representative met with the French Government today, the latest in a series of communications between the microblogging site and French officials over how to manage hate speech. In the past three months, homophobic and anti-semitic hashtags have caused controversy. On 24th January, a Paris court said Twitter must provide details regarding the identity of the authors of tweets where an official complaint has been made.

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2016-08-30 Emmanuel Macron

Socialists complain of Macron's 'betrayal' of Hollande

Emmanuel Macron has stood down as Economy Minister and is thought to be planning a bid for the Presidency in 2017. The move is widely being seen in left-wing circles a betrayal...

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2016-08-29 Islam

Weiner strikes again

Anthony Weiner is at the centre of another "sexting" scandal - we take a look at the online buzz. First though, Jean-Pierre Chevènement - the proposed head of a new "Foundation...

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2016-08-26 France

French court rules #burkini ban 'clearly illegal'

MediaWatch looks at the latest twist in the battle of the "burkini". France's highest court has ruled a beach ban is "clearly illegal". But many mayors are pledging not to back...

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2016-08-25 France

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Buzzfeed asked this question in a particularly tongue in cheek manner. We bring you the latest buzz online surrounding the burkini ban. First up though, a video of a girl being...

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2016-08-24 integration

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

The top trending hashtag on Twitter for a time today was #WTFFrance as French social media users chimed in with foreigners who are concerned about the burkini ban in parts of...

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