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Twitter blocks anti-Semitic posts

PARIS — Hours after Twitter blocked access to the account of an outlawed neo-Nazi group to users in Germany, the company agreed to remove anti-Semitic Twitter posts that were proliferating in France under the hashtag unbonjuif, or ‘‘a good Jew,’’ a French Jewish group announced Friday.

The agreement was announced by lawyers for the Union of Jewish Students of France, who had a conference call with Twitter representatives in California on Thursday evening. The posts had produced increasing criticism and outrage over the last week from the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France and from SOS Racisme, a lobbying group that decried a ‘‘wave of feverish hatred.’’ Some of the posts had been removed as of Friday evening.

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