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French Tweet Sweep Shows Twitter's Local Struggles

Twitter agreed to remove a flood of racist and anti-Semitic tweets on its service in France, following threats of a lawsuit by a Jewish student group. The move is part of a larger balancing act to comply with local hate-speech laws while avoiding over-policing its content.
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Green Energy And All Things Tech With Alexis Madrigal

We talk with journalist and author Alexis Madrigal about putting today's tech stories in context and what energy entrepreneurs can learn from the past.


Twitter Blocks 'Offensive' Accounts In Germany, U.K.; Deletes Tweets In France

The micro-blogging site has begun implementing a policy of weeding out and removing offensive content from its site at foreign governments' requests.

Unmasking One Of The Internet's Biggest 'Trolls'

A key anonymous moderator for violent and sexual topics on the social media site Reddit has been unmasked. Melissa Block talks with Gawker reporter Adrian Chen about his article outing "Violentacrez," and what makes an Internet troll tick.

The Town Hall Debate's Best Moments And Memes

President Barack Obama went on the offensive against Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the second of three presidential debates. Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about the face-off's memorable moments, and NPR's Andy Carvin shares which quips and quotes lit up the Internet.

Going Online To Outsource Your Chores

Listings for odd jobs used to run on community bulletin boards. Then, Craigslist took over. Now, start-ups like TaskRabbit and Postmates use technology to connect people looking for part-time jobs with employers who need help. Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Brad Stone describes his experience with them.