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Twitter France tried in criminal court for not cooperating with justice, a first

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The rag burns between Twitter and French justice. Indeed, Twitter France and its managing director, Damien Viel, are on trial this Tuesday, January 18, 2021, at the Versailles court.

With the charge of ” refusal to respond to a requisition from the prosecutor », This is a first in the history of France, according to the prosecution.

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It is an unprecedented judgment that will be rendered on March 21 in the Yvelines. Indeed, Twitter France and Damien Viel are judged for the reasons of ” refusal to respond to a requisition ” and ” complicity in public insult “. The two defendants risk respectively 3,750 euros and 75,000 euros in fines, namely the maximum sentence required by the prosecutor Philippe Toccanier.

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Incriminate Twitter France in the absence of Twitter Inc, such seems to be the palliative found by justice in a case originating in public insults formulated on the social network against the prefect of Yvelines. The latter has been called ” Nazi by one user, who added that ” it should hang at the Liberation, that one “. Another user compares law enforcement to ” Petain police “. It’s too much for justice.

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Opening an investigation, the Versailles prosecutor’s office wishes to obtain data from Twitter France in order to find the authors of these tweets. But the data would not be stored in France, rather in Ireland, where Twitter Europe is headquartered. However, according to the prosecutor, Twitter Inc would not ” deliberately “not provided the requested information, committing justice to fall back on Twitter France and Mr. Viel. Will Twitter Inc end up collaborating with French justice? Nothing is less certain, given the liabilities of the firm in this area.

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