And of course, statements about islam are to fall under the rubric of xenofauxbia and racism, just you wait and see.
NOTE: Do you really want to see steel fisted wimps like this being sole arbitrators on what is acceptable speech?
Germany asks Facebook to remove ‘racist’ anti-migrant posts
Heiko Maas, Germany’s justice minister, says social network should remove xenophobic posts in the same way it deals with nudity
Germany is calling on Facebook to remove “xenophobic and racist” anti-migrant posts from its website and apps.
Heiko Maas, the German justice minister, has written to the company to demand an urgent review of its policy over hate messages.
“Photos of certain body parts are automatically deleted because of moral concerns, yet racist and xenophobic statements aren’t immediately removed,” Mr Maas wrote.
The minister’s intervention comes amid a spate of violent anti-migrant protests in Germany that have seen more than 30 police officers injured and several refugee shelters torched in arson attacks.
“There must be no mistaken tolerance for users who offensively preach xenophobia and racism,” Mr Maas wrote.
He said he had decided to take action after numerous German Facebook users complained to the ministry that xenophobic posts weren’t deleted even after they were flagged as inappropriate.
“Such statements regularly amount to criminal offences, in particular the incitement of hatred, and may amount to public provocation to commit crimes,” the minister wrote.
He requested the company to send a senior representative for talks at the ministry on September 14.