Facebook Deletes Thousands of Accounts Prior to Germany National Elections

Facebook deletes accounts

Facebook in Germany just deleted more than ten thousand accounts ahead of national elections which are set up for September. Facebook working “in collusion” with the censorship-happy German authorities is claiming that the tens of thousands of deleted accounts are spreading fake news and disinformation.

It’s interesting to notice that earlier in 2017, Facebook deleted thirty thousand accounts in France, also prior to the French presidential election. Moreover, it’s mind-boggling to know that Facebook is now employing a former STASI agent for patrolling the social network in a search and destroy mission with regard to the so-called “hate speech”. STASI is the name of the former secret police in Eastern Germany, something like the KGB in Soviet Russia.

Many German citizens have had their residences raided by police and even received hefty fines after being accused of spewing hate-speech on social media (read Facebook and Twitter). The latest crackdown on “hate speech” and “fake news” facilitators is claimed to be aimed at protecting innocent internet-users from disinformation ahead of Germany’s national election, as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.

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A similar statement was released by Facebook PR department which reads that the company works to, let me quote:

“reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts”.

Germany is working hard at suppressing dissent on the internet via its recent  hate speech law that will allow authorities to fine companies like Facebook with sums to the tune of 50 million euros for not censoring so-called offensive material within a set amount of time. Facebook stated about the hate speech law that:

“would have the effect of transferring responsibility for complex legal decisions from public authorities to private companies. And several legal experts have assessed the draft law as being against the German constitution and noncompliant with EU law.”

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