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On Sept. 8, the anti-hate speech group Tokyo No Hate demonstrated in front of the Tokyo offices of Twitter. The group wants the social networking service to police its users more diligently with regard to racist and other discriminatory tweets.

Twitter forbids messages that denigrate individuals or groups because of race, ethnicity, place of origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability or gender, but Tokyo No Hate believes the Japanese arm of the company is not enforcing this policy. For its street protest, the group printed offensive tweets that had appeared on Twitter, which mainly targeted Japan residents of Korean or Chinese background, on pieces of paper and placed them on the sidewalk in front of Twitter’s offices so that passersby could read them and judge for themselves.

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