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 enough for the judge. The man had already done just over two years behind bars after writing similar posts inciting violence towards refugees, Jews and foreigners in 2014 — something that was taken into consideration by the judge in this case.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have been scrutinized heavily by the German government over their handling of such posts. It appears to be a battle that won’t have a clear winner, though Germany isn’t afraid to dig its heels in the ground.