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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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

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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

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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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Is Germany’s Battle Over Hate Speech Going Too Far?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We have reported on the German government’s war against social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google many times over the last year as the country tries to rid the popular sites of any signs of hate speech. While the companies have made attempts to appease government officials with stricter enforcement, each …

Sources: DWDer Spiegel

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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 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

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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, 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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German Photographer Fights Facebook Hate Speech With Breasts

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Facebook has come under fire in Germany in recent months with its lack of attention towards fighting hate speech on the social network, and now one German photographer has decided to take a stand by protesting with what Facebook fights best… nudity. Olli Waldhauer’s campaign went viral after he posted …

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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 Promises Better Handling of Hate Speech Removal in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After some back and forth with German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, Facebook has agreed to increase their efforts to seek out and remove xenophobic and racist messages made by users on its social network in Germany, mostly centering around the recent influx of refugees entering the country. Merkel made her …

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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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