German courts consider the issue of Syrian refugees

Feb

7

2017

against Facebook
German courts began to consider the lawsuit filed by the Syrian refugees against Facebook Inc., and that which tries to put pressure on the social networking in order to delete all content that uses the old photograph taken by German Chancellor Angela Merkel abusively, and a ban later use.

And picked up a refugee Syrian, Anas Medmana, Sylvie image in 2015 with German Chancellor outside a refugee camp in the German capital Berlin, a picture that later misused by some accounts on Facebook.

And published some accounts the picture with content offensive to the Syrian refugee on Facebook, where it was used to refer to Medmana to be involved in violence or terrorist events, it is once used to refer to him as one of those involved in the bombing of Brussels Airport in March 2016, and again as an administrator set on fire the homeless man in the underground station in Berlin.

Facebook declined to ban the use of the picture entirely on the social network, where he worked only in the deletion of participating States which contained the image offends Medmana after they have been reported from them by the Syrian refugee lawyer.

The network explained its refusal, in a statement in the words of a spokesman to her, you can not easily ban all content related to the image, and it is ready to discuss and review each case is reported by Medmana separately.

Lord John Joe Chan, Medmana’s lawyer, said in a statement highlighted by the French news agency, that his client will continue to be the victim of abusive and incorrect for the posts that use the image on Facebook to be used for social network algorithm to prevent this image from reappearing.

He added that Medmana still appears in some of the false news that used the image on the number of accounts on Facebook, which is shown by the news that a terrorist. For his part, Medmana about the reason for the case, said, “Some people are trying to damage the reputation of refugees like me, are using Facebook to spread hatred against us and we must stop it.”

Wurzburg German incident Bavaria Court considers Monday in a case brought before it, in the first session, which is one of the most prominent issues that are held against Facebook in Germany, experiencing during the recent period moves to enact legislation forcing Facebook to delete any post serves as an ” hate speech “from its pages within 24 hours, otherwise subjected to fines.

It is noteworthy that Facebook is making efforts in the recent period to counter false news and content abuser on the social network, which was launched last month an initiative to deal with that kind of news in Germany, and that with the approach of parliamentary elections in the country scheduled for next September, and today launched a similar initiative in France with the approach of the presidential election there.

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