What happens when free speech and hate speech laws collide on Twitter?

What happens when free speech and hate speech laws collide on Twitter?

As a massive site based on short bursts of unfiltered commentary, Twitter has become a major test case for the limits of speech on the internet. As we’ve seen today, that can mean offending community norms with things like pornography ; more frequently, it’s the result of conflicting ideas about what is legally acceptable. The New Yorker has taken a look at one of the most recent legal scuffles: a French court that’s demanding Twitter help identify authors of anti-Semitic tweets that could violate the country’s hate speech laws.

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What happens when free speech and hate speech laws collide on Twitter?

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