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French Gay Rights Group To Sue Twitter Because Homophobic Hashtag Was Trending Over the Weekend

Wants information on the account users, say they violated hate speech laws

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PARIS, Aug. 12 (UPI) — A French gay rights groups said it will sue Twitter after the hashtag "gays must die" became the nation's most popular "trending" topic over the weekend.

A pro-gay French group dubbed the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, or IDAHO, said Monday its members plan to sue Twitter to turn over the information on users who used the hashtag and turn the information over to French authorities to be investigated for allegedly violating France's hate speech laws, TheLocal.fr said.