Twitter stands up to French demands on anti-Jewish tweets

Jewish groups in France are invoking hate speech laws to demand that Twitter hand over the identities of users who tweeted anti-Semitic messages. This puts Twitter in a hard place because the company is committed to free speech.

Twitter is safer in America: lessons from two sex scandals

Being falsely accused of a crime like child abuse is a traumatic experience that has become worse with social media. Two recent incidents in the US and UK highlight the problems — and show America’s approach to libel works better in the age of Twitter.