Social Media and Hate Crime
By Patti G
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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• 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.
• 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.