Social Democratic Party (SPD) parliamentary chairman Thomas Oppermann singled out Facebook for particular criticism over the spread of fake news and hate messages. He called for tougher measures against the social media site. "Facebook did not avail itself of the … [Read more...] about 500,000 euro fines for fake news on Facebook in Germany?
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After opening a new office in Berlin last month to help serve its 28 million users in Germany, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is currently visiting the German capital, one of his "favorite cities in the world." During his two-day visit he met with politicians and regular … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Zuckerberg to stamp out hate speech in Germany
Ashley Dyball, 23, was on a break from fighting against the "Islamic State" in northeastern Syria when he was detained in Germany earlier this week. Dyball, who goes under the alias Mitchell Scott, said on Facebook that he had been detained at the eastern German … [Read more...] about Australian fighting against ‘Islamic State’ detained in Germany
An anti-Semitic campaign by far-right Italian football supporters appears to have spread to Germany, after stickers featuring murdered Jewish child diarist Anne Frank wearing a Schalke 04 football jersey have appeared in social media posts and stuck up … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitic Anne Frank football stickers appear in Germany
The world's largest online social media network reported Wednesday it would open a second center in Germany tasked solely with deleting hate speech content and similar punishable posts. Facebook said the center would be located in the western German city of Essen and would … [Read more...] about Facebook ramps up anti-hate campaign in Germany