French online hate speech bill aims to wipe out racist trolling

Abuse on social networks pushes MP to draw up law that could be copied across Europe Frances tough new law against online hatred aims to wipe out racist and homophobic trolling on social networks and could be replicated across Europe, according to the politician spearheading it as she faces daily racist abuse on Twitter. Laetitia Avia, a business lawyer who grew up in the low-income Paris banlieue suburbs where discrimination is rife, was hailed as a symbol of French diversity …

German Jews warned not to wear kippahs in public following spike in anti-Semitism

(CNN)German Jews have been warned by a leading government official not to wear traditional kippahs in all public settings following a rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country. The commissioner has since called for specific training for police and other officials in order to combat the spike in anti-Semitic crimes. There is “a lot of uncertainty among the police and government officials in dealing with anti-Semitism,” he said. He also suggested that many officials do not know what is permitted …