Twitter faces possible lawsuit over trending anti-gay hashtags:
A French gay rights group says it plans to file a law suit against twitter for violating the country’s hate speech laws following the emergence of the hashtag “#GaysMustDie,” which topped Twitter’s “trending topics” over the weekend.
“This is a completely blatant call for the death and murder of gay people. It is totally unacceptable,” Alexandre Marcel from IDAHO.
“We support free expression, and we understand that there are some people who simply don’t like gay people, but this is a call for the extermination of the gay community,” “Twitter hasn’t deleted a single homophobic tweet, nor removed a single homophobic hashtag from its list of most popular trending terms.” he added.
The report added that another hashtag, #TeamHomophobes also appeared over the weekend and on Monday, the hashtag #BrulonsLesGaysSurDu (“Let’s burn gay people)” also appeared to be gaining momentum on the site. Twitter has yet to respond to this latest debacle.
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