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Rights group presses Twitter on 'hate speech'

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A Nazi-hunting group has urged Twitter and other social media to step up efforts to remove online "hate speech," citing a surge in incitement to attacks like the recent Boston bombings. 

A Nazi-hunting group has urged Twitter and other social media to step up efforts to remove online "hate speech," citing a surge in incitement to attacks like the recent Boston bombings.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center said Twitter has spawned nearly 20,000 hashtags and handles this year that are linked to terrorism and extremism, up 30 percent in the past year.

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