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

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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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German Facebook Head Under Investigation For Site’s Failure to Remove Racist Posts

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Germany has been fighting Facebook to better handle the removal of posts that incite hate speech, and after German chancellor Angela Merkel put in her two cents earlier this year, prosecutors in Hamburg have launched an investigation into the matter, placing responsibility on the company’s European head. The investigation is in its …

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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

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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

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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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German Man Questioned After Creating Joke NSA Nature Walk Event on Facebook

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I guess it’s too soon to make a joke about the NSA on social media sites.  Daniel Bangert, a 28-year-old German citizen thought he’d poke fun at the NSA in the midst of the recent spying scandal that has gone on around the world by creating a “NSA spy-spotting walk” …

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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 Wins Latest Legal Battle In Germany Over The Use Of Real Names

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Late last year we reported that Facebook was involved in a legal battle in Germany over the social network’s policy on members using their real name when signing up for an account.  Germany, which is known for their strict privacy laws, wanted Facebook to change this policy and allow German …

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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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Germany Pushes Facebook To Change Policy On Using Real Names

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It may have been quite a while since you signed up for Facebook, but if you read the fine print, you are technically required to use your birth name on the social network instead of making one up.  Of course if you look through your list of friends, chances are that …

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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 Pulse is Becoming More Social

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Over the last several weeks we have been putting a lot of focus on providing more content to our readers and have stepped up our game on our social networking pages. If you follow our Facebook or Twitter feeds and subscribe to our newsletter, you probably got the notice that …

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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 Your Organization Ready for the Facebook Timeline?

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If you manage your German club’s Facebook page did you know that your page is about to undergo a major design change on March 30th?  Personal Facebook profiles recently saw the Timeline design appear on their page and it is now making its way to business and organization fan pages. …

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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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