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When tech companies like Twitter cross borders, free speech becomes a legal challenge

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In Europe, Twitter didn’t just find new users, it found an entirely new legal regime. Now a French judge will decide whether the company must hand over the names of users behind anti-semitic tweets, expression that would be protected in the US but not in Europe, where laws about speech were shaped in a post-World War II environment. The case is important: Other US tech companies, including Facebook and Google, are addressing similar problems of online legal culture clash.

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