Hollande urges Internet firms to help fight online hate speech

February 23, 2015 11:21 PM

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Hollande urges Internet firms to help fight online hate speech

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande urged Internet companies like Google and Facebook on Monday to fight hate speech online, but his address to a Jewish group was marred by a spat between leaders of France's Jewish and Muslim communities.

The row broke out after the head of the CRIF Jewish umbrella group said that young Muslims were the cause of all violent crime, prompting a leading Muslim group to boycott the Jewish group's annual dinner, at which Hollande was due to speak.

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