A French court on
Thursday ordered Twitter Inc to help identify the authors of
anti-Semitic posts or face fines of 1,000 euros ($1,300) per day, as the
social network firm comes under renewed pressure to combat racist and
The order, requested by a
Jewish student union and rights groups, concerned anti-Semitic material
but could open the floodgates to legal pursuit of Twitter users who post
a wide range of messages deemed illegal or offensive.