German govt. enlists social media, Google to hunt down ‘hate speech’ on migrant crisis

German govt. enlists social media, Google to hunt down ‘hate speech’ on migrant crisis
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[Ed. – How casually and openly this is being done should be a smack in the face for generations who think we fought World War II and the Cold War precisely so that our governments wouldn’t do this.]

The two largest social networks, Facebook and Twitter, and the world’s largest search engine, Google, have teamed up with German law enforcement to delete “hate speech” within 24 hours in what is being seen as a last-ditch effort to silence public dissent about a gigantic wave of Syrian immigration.

The partnership to crack down on what Germany deems illegal speech comes after German law enforcement’s reported concerns about “racist abuse” posted to social media after the country’s huge and extremely controversial import of over a million Syrian refugees.

Justice Minister Heiko Maas is reported to have warned social networks that they must not become “a funfair for the far-right” and that “the benchmark to be applied will be German law and no longer just the terms of use of each network.”

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