Authorities Conduct Raids Across Germany For “Online Hate” Postings

German authorities conduct raids across Germany for 'online hate speech'

Authorities in Germany have begun conducting nationwide raids against citizens who are suspected of posting “hate messages” on social media websites. 

Police have raided the homes of 40 people so far, mostly on suspicion of posting right-wing views.

ABC News reports:

German law restricts free speech if it includes incitement to violence, glorifying Nazism, racial discrimination or Holocaust denial.

Enforcement of the law has been tested in recent years by a rise in online hate speech, often posted anonymously.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in a statement Wednesday that the law must apply on the internet too.

His office noted that activists who campaign against far-right extremism and migrants are particularly frequent targets of online hate speech.

  • Monolith Enforcer

    Fuck off, Germany. You have more pressing issues with those demonic Muslims. But then again, you like rolling over on your backs with your legs up in the air to supplicate those that want to exterminate you, don’t you? It’s gotten to the point to where I hate my own…

  • John Doe

    What a bunch of crap. Truth is Truth even if nobody believes it and lies are still lies even if everybody believes it. The Flood of third worlders is all being orchestrated by filthy lying ziotrash . De Arab izing Greater Israel. Europe needs to get rid of those jew loving garbage in office same as America