This week the microblogging site ‘Twitter’ has signed a deal with American Express to allow customers to make financial transactions through merely ‘tweeting’ a message to vendors. This is another great leap for the site which many slammed in its early days as a bizarre copy-cat act of the ‘Facebook’ mini-feed. Since those early days twitter has gone from strength to strength with the site’s users breaking the news of Michael Jackson’s death, helping trace trapped people after the Haiti earthquake and advancing social campaigns like #spitformum. But does twitter have another side? Is the platform the place to connect and feel the pulse of world opinion or is it a tool of an ever growing band of hate trolls, digital weirdos and anti-Semites? Nastassja Zenou brings us a report of Twitter, Union des Etudiants Juifs de France and a High Court Case.
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