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Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts in world first

Posted on AllSides June 26th, 2019
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Facebook has announced it will hand over the identities of French users suspected of posting hate speech on its platform to the courts.

In a world first, the tech giant has agreed to hand over the identification data of hate speech suspects on its platform to judges, France's minister for digital affairs Cedric O said yesterday.

Facebook will share the IP addresses of accounts containing 'homophobic, racist or anti-Semitic content', a ministerial aide confirmed.

IP (Internet Protocol) addresses allow investigators to identify and locate the computers used to make...

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