Twitter Has Filed an Appeal with A French Court, Which Ordered Data on Hate Speech Operations
Twitter's lawyers revealed that the social media giant has challenged a Paris court ruling for it to provide full access to records describing its anti-hate speech procedures. The decision, which was issued on July 6, requires Twitter to give information to six French anti-discrimination organizations about the "material and human methods" it had used since May 2020.
The decision came after the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF), J'accuse, SOS Racisme, SOS Homophobie, the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (Licra), sued Twitter, alleging that the platform's hateful conduct policy is mired with pitfalls that allow hateful comments to resurface.
The court also ordered Twitter to publish the number of reports received from French users, as well as the number, location, nationality, and language of individuals allocated to processing reports from French users on its site.
According to research conducted by six anti-discrimination organizations, Twitter only eliminates 11.4 percent of unlawful hate tweets, despite the fact that the number of hate tweets sent grew by 43 percent between March 17 to May 5.
The appeal hearing for Twitter has been scheduled on December 9th of this year. The court in Paris had ordered Twitter two months to comply, but that deadline had passed on September 6.