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Facebook Lands Victory Over Fake News Selfie in German Court

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There is no shortage of legal troubles for Facebook in Germany, but unlike many of them, a case between a Syrian refugee and the social network finished in a ruling that landed Facebook a controversial win. Anas Modamani, 19, fled to Germany with the thousands of other Syrian refugees, and …

Sources: The Verge

Photo: Anas Modamani

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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How a Selfie with Merkel Led to Fake News and Ruined Life of Refugee

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After fleeing his home in Syria, Anas Modamani, now 19, fled with thousands of others with the hope of beginning a brighter future in Germany. As he situated himself in one of the many shelters opened around the country, Modamani rushed to the opportunity to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel as …

Sources: NYTimes

Photo: Anas Modamani

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Facebook Hopes to Stop Fake News From Spreading in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After the media in the US attempted to blame Donald Trump’s presidential victory on ‘fake news’, Germany has voiced their own concern that the upcoming election could suffer a similar problem. The fear, as a result, prompted Facebook to roll out a specialized filtering system that will make an effort to …

Sources: Financial Times

Photo: opposition24.de [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Lawmakers to Start 2017 Off with Facebook “Fake News” Ban

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With the term “fake news” being thrown around by this group or that, it is getting hard to figure out who the real truth reporters are, and while we could debate the real sources of fake news, lawmakers in Germany would rather you only see news it deems is real. With support from the …

Sources: Reuters, Ars Technica, the Guardian

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Becomes Target of New German Lawsuit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Facebook can’t catch a break in Germany with countless criticisms in the government for not doing enough in the fight against hate speech. Now that fight may be getting more personal as Der Spiegel broke the news of a lawsuit targeting Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and others in the executive leadership for inciting …

Sources: Reuters, Der Spiegel

Photo: TechCrunch [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Facebook User in Jail After Posting Far-Right Comments in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany is still holding strong in its battle against online hate speech as a court in the southern town of Würzburg sentenced a man to one and a half years in prison for his right-wing comments on Facebook. While he expressed remorse in front of the court, it wasn’t convincing …

Sources: DW

Photo: Ken Teegardin [Flickr] (modified)

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Government Says Facebook’s Hate Takedown Still Not Good Enough

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There has been an ongoing tug-of-war between Facebook and Germany over the removal of messages that the government considers hateful, and after agreeing late last year to remove hate speech posts within 24 hours of them being reported, the government has said they still aren’t happy. The zero hate tolerance …

Source: Reuters

Photo: Master OSM 2011 [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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More Than 60 German Homes Raided By Police Over Hateful Facebook Posts

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Germany said they wanted to crack the whip on hate speech posted on social media, they apparently meant it as a raid on more than 60 homes was carried out on Wednesday over posts that were made to a private Facebook group. Authorities from 25 police stations within 14 …

Sources: BKA, Daily Mail, The Verge

Photo: Sebastian Müller [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Facebook, Twitter and Google Reach Hate Speech Deal With Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s vocal push to get Facebook to keep hate speech off the social network has proven to be a success as the company will institute a new removal process that will see the offending comments removed within 24 hours, and they are bringing Twitter and Google on board with them. “When …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Vandals Show Their Dislike For Facebook at Hamburg Office

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Police are on the hunt for a group of 15 to 20 individuals who vandalized Facebook’s German headquarter in Hamburg over the weekend, leaving the building with damaged doors, windows, and defaced walls. One wall near an entrance was marked with the words “Facebook Dislike” and while the identity of the vandals, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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