London, July 13 (ANI): Microblogging site Twitter, has reportedly handed over data in order to identify users who posted 'racist tweets' on the site's French network in October 2012.
According to BBC, Twitter had earlier fought a legal suit filed by France's Union of Jewish Students (UEJF) to find out who was behind the tweets, however, Twitter failed the battle and agreed to give out the data.
The Union had asked Twitter to delete the posts as they broke the French laws that prohibit the incitement of racial hatred.
Although, the posts were deleted soon afterwards, UEJF along with four other anti-racism groups asked Twitter to give out specific user details to which Twitter denied and the groups launched a a 50 million dollars lawsuit.
However, Twitter surrendered to giving out the data thereby ending the friction between the group and the site.
Twitter said that it has also agreed to work together with the groups to combat racism and anti-semitism in the future adding that it has also put in place the systems that would make it easier to request ID details on people who abused its service.
UEJF president Jonathan Hayoun said that Twitter's action was a 'great victory' in the fight against racism adding that Twitter will no longer be a conduit for racists and anti-Semites where their anonymity will be protected, the report added. (ANI)