Social Media and Hate Crime

@Pattitude (1304)
Newton, North Carolina
December 18, 2015 8:34pm CST
Germany is having problems with hate among their citizens and the refugees. I believe the same will happen here, but I do support helping the refugees. German Justice Minister, Haas started an investigation against Martin Ott, managing editor of Facebook's European division, based in Hamburg, Germany. He will be held accountable for his boss not removing hate speech. Facebook, Twitter, and Google have agreed to delete racist and hate speech. Initially, Twitter protected all its users, including the racists. YouTube already complies with local law enforcement and bans extremists and hate speech. Now they have agreed to turn over names of users who post racist content, in France. They agree to follow local law, rather than their own policies. In Germany, it is against the law to publicly use violence or hate speech, based on their ethnicity or religion. Violators can face up to 3 yrs in prison. ( I am sure this goes back to Hitler's rule).
New teams will be dedicated to the task of battling a deluge of racist and xenophobic hate speech that's risen with Germany's refugee crisis.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
Social media is a cesspool of hate.
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@Pattitude (1304)
• Newton, North Carolina
20 Dec 15
It really is. And it's also a breeding ground for perverts and pedophiles, it seems. They have free reign. I have had to unfriend so many friends and some relatives over this election. This is the worst election year that I can remember. And I've been voting since after Ronald Reagan's presidency.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
@Pattitude Politics divide people and I am so sorry that this happened to you Patti.
@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Dec 15
Good! Now if we can get the Russian leader to quit telling Trump how great he is I think we would very well off.
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@Pattitude (1304)
• Newton, North Carolina
19 Dec 15
That is so disturbing on so many levels.
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@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Dec 15
@Pattitude ...It sure is. Trump is not president material at all.
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@TRBRocks420 (70815)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Dec 15
All racist and, hate speech should be banned. I am a friend, with anyone who is a friend of me and, evaluate everyone as a individual, not by race or religion.
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@fedupjane (192)
• United States
19 Dec 15
This whole situation is going to messy. They had to call the FBI for some middle eastern dudes in Missouri asking to see a dam up close and then there was the stash of explosives that was found in the woods.
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@Pattitude (1304)
• Newton, North Carolina
19 Dec 15
I had not heard about that. Were these woods near the dam?
• United States
19 Dec 15
@Pattitude I believe so. Here is a news story.
FBI officials were reportedly alerted about a group of men asking suspicious questions about a Missouri dam, authorities said Wednesday.
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@Pattitude (1304)
• Newton, North Carolina
19 Dec 15
@fedupjane I can imagine the damage of blowing up a dam. But they were saying they didn't think terrorists were involved.
• United States
20 Dec 15
I wish it were "against the law to publicly use violence or hate speech, based on their ethnicity or religion", here in the USA . Donald Trump would definitely be behind bars.
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@Pattitude (1304)
• Newton, North Carolina
25 Dec 15
I don't know if it still holds true, but in Germany, if you held your hand out, while shouting 'Heil, Hitler', you would go to jail. I sent a note to Zuckerburg asking why he's ignoring all this hate in America, while helping Germany?
@softbabe44 (5910)
• Vancouver, Washington
19 Dec 15
Not good
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