German police arrest 36 in second annual Facebook raid

German Police Arrest 36 in Second Annual Facebook Raid

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

One year after hunting down more than 60 individuals accused of hate speech on Facebook, German police were at it again with another nationwide sneak attack in the early hours on Tuesday, arresting 36 more haters in this second annual Facebook raid. Anyone that has used social media has come across …

Sources: BKA

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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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Searching for Facebook clues on daughters death

Berlin Court Rules on Mother’s Access to Dead Child’s Facebook

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a 15-year-old girl was killed by a subway train in Berlin in 2012, the girl’s mother has been searching for clues as to whether her daughter’s death was a suicide. Turning to her Facebook page seemed like a logical place to start, seeing as many use the platform to offer a glimpse …

Sources: Reuters

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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 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

Stephen Fuchs
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 Fake News

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

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Stephen Fuchs
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 Fuchs
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]

Stephen Fuchs
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 Go to Jail

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)

Stephen Fuchs
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

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Stephen Fuchs
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]

Stephen Fuchs
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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