Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.

Random Pagan Verse:
Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed youll be.

Author Topic: Germany tells Facebook to censor racist posts  (Read 431 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mastercode (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2498
  • Thanked: 8 times
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Naijacrux
Germany tells Facebook to censor racist posts
« on: September 01, 2015, 05:00:18 PM »
Germany has urged Facebook to censor racist posts, prompting the world's biggest online social media company to say on Thursday that it took such concerns very seriously.

Rightist and racist groups in Germany who often accuse media of shutting out their views have developed deep networks on Facebook where multitudes of "friends" tap "like" to support derogatory statements about the thousands of refugees arriving every day.

Justice Minister Heiko Maas wrote to Facebook's German and European chiefs asking for a meeting on September 14 on the issue.

"Facebook users are complaining that your company, despite concrete complaints, is not effectively preventing racist and xenophobic posts and comments," he said in the letter obtained by dpa.

He said the users had often received replies that certain comments were not in breach of Facebook's community standards.

Facebook told dpa it would meet with the minister. "We welcome the letter and we take these concerns seriously," a spokesperson said.

She said racism clearly breached Facebook rules, adding, "We appeal to people not to use our platform to spread hate talk." Facebook did not say whether or not it had accepted the date proposed by Maas.

The justice minister said certain comments he had seen were "evident" instances of the German crime of sedition, which includes spreading defamatory talk about an ethnic group. He said Facebook was legally obliged to delete statements that were illegal.

With Berlin saying it expects up to 800 000 applications this year for political asylum, equivalent to 1% of its population, anti-foreigner groups have mobilised, mainly in eastern Germany, whereas the rest of the country has been more welcoming.

Germany has moved to quickly absorb new arrivals from Syria and other wartorn zones while urging arrivals from the Balkans to go home.

Last year, the anti-Islam group Pegida used Facebook as its prime channel to organise weekly demonstrations in Dresden.

German law does not require online communities to filter posts, but it does oblige



Facebook opens first Africa office in South Africa

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 380
Last post June 30, 2015, 01:29:31 PM
by mastercode
Facebook Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg joins SurveyMonkey board

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 395
Last post July 09, 2015, 03:36:10 PM
by mastercode
Facebook made a solar-powered plane to deliver internet to remote areas

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 418
Last post July 31, 2015, 07:22:12 PM
by internet police
Google,Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo Join Efforts to Fight Pornography

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 469
Last post August 12, 2015, 08:52:52 AM
by mastercode
Facebook BOSS Mark Zukerberg jet back to Nigeria, set to meet President Buhari

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 831
Last post September 02, 2016, 06:57:43 AM
by yungcrux
Police nabbed Facebook's boss Brazil Because He Won't Give Up User Data

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 481
Last post March 02, 2016, 01:23:24 AM
by mastercode
Father sues Facebook for exposing his underage daughter to sexual predators

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 382
Last post September 13, 2015, 04:31:07 PM
by internet police
Facebook BOSS announces plans to connect refugee camps to the Internet

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 398
Last post September 27, 2015, 12:37:28 PM
by legendguru
Tricks hackers use to hack Facebook Account and Tips to stop them

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 497
Last post August 17, 2015, 04:55:59 PM
by admin
Hoodlums Destroys Facebook's Israel office over violent content

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 320
Last post October 19, 2015, 10:36:28 AM
by yungcrux