Twitter will now ban accounts that tweet homophobic abuse

Twitter will now be banning accounts that tweet abuse or threats that use homophobic or transphobic language.   The social media giant has opened up and clarified the sort of ‘hateful conduct’ that will now prompt accounts to be deleted. ‘As always, we embrace and encourage diverse opinions and beliefs, but we will continue to

France hands out first fines for anti-gay tweets

Three French Twitter users were fined this week for sending tweets that included homophobic hashtags. It’s the first time a French court has handed out convictions for homophobic abuse on Twitter. The convictions date back to offences committed in 2013 when several homophobic hashtags appeared on Twitter in France, including “Gays must die because…”, (#Lesgaysdoiventdisparaîtrecar).