News Summary: Twitter to pull racist posts
BLOCKS: Twitter has agreed to pull racist and anti-Semitic tweets under a pair of French hash tags. A Jewish group says the agreement came after it threatened to sue the social network for running afoul of national laws against hate speech.
ABOUT THE TWEETS: The anti-Semitic tweets in French, which started Oct. 10, included slurs and photos evoking the Holocaust, including one of a pile of ash and another of an emaciated Holocaust victim. They were followed by offensive, anti-Muslim tweets.
ELSEWHERE: A day earlier, Twitter bowed to German law and blocked an account of a banned neo-Nazi group there.