German police conducts nationwide action after hate messages on Facebook

Jul

13

2016

German police on Wednesday in fourteen of the sixteen federal states conducted an action in response to hate messages on Facebook. Thereby searched his homes sixty suspects. The police will thus “verbal radicalism ‘approaches.

German flag The police reports that are regularly committed crimes in certain private Facebook groups because members glorify Nazism, guilty places to xenophobia or anti-Semitism and right-wing extremist manifestations. “Volksverhetzung ‘, or inciting hatred is a criminal offense in Germany, as well as spreading propaganda resources and the use of signs of illegal organizations.

According to the German police take this type of crime lately, partly because of the anonymity that the internet offers. The debate surrounding the inclusion of refugees from Germany could contribute to these violations. The police considers it necessary to intervene to “prevent further poisoning the social climate. According to the newspaper Die Welt there are no arrests made ​​.

The national action is part of a project against hate messages, which was established in December 2015. The action the police will also raise awareness. Then citizens will be asked not to ignore such messages, but to report.

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