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Facebook Hires 500 Employees to Censor Content in Germany

By zzyzzx   Aug 9, 7:51am   7 links   975 views   17 comments   watch (0)   quote      

http://www1.wdr.de/nachrichten/ruhrgebiet/facebook-eroeffnet-loeschzentrum-in-essen-100.html

Facebook has today setup a second "Fire Center" in Essen, Germany. At the Essen location, 500 employees are to check content and remove any illegal or offensive entries (such as anti-migrant posts).

In Berlin, the number of employees censoring content will be increased to 700. Worldwide, Facebook wants to expand the number from 4,500 to 7,500.

The recently adopted Network Enforcement Act requires Internet platforms to delete hate speech in under 24 hours.

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1   georgeliberte   Aug 9, 7:55am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The Germans have experience with this sort of thing, censorship.

2   Dan8267   Aug 9, 7:56am     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

1930s Germany: Book Burning
2017 Germany: Facebook Post Burning

What could possibly go wrong?

3   drBu   Aug 9, 7:57am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

zzyzzx says

Facebook has today setup a second "Fire Center" in Essen, Germany.

Germans have fantastic experience running the most efficient KGB clone in the world - Stasi. Facebook should simply hire back the 20% of East Germany who were Stasi agents, and nothing will escape the experienced censors.

4   Tenpoundbass   Aug 9, 7:58am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Merkle Ferkle For Shurkle

5   Dan8267   Aug 9, 8:03am     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Germany's new "fire center".

Post this on Facebook everywhere, especially if you have a German account. If not, create one.

6   georgeliberte   Aug 9, 11:17am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ober Sturm Geschäftsführer Zuckerberg

7   curious2   Aug 9, 11:34am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

FB is reportedly cooperating in the Muslim world plan against blasphemy, cooperating in the prosecution of a FB user who blasphemed and is thus now sentenced to death. TWTR cooperates with KSA to prosecute blasphemers; Saudis own more of TWTR than founding CEO Jack Dorsey. As technology sweeps away privacy, the Islamic threat worsens.

8   Dan8267   Aug 9, 11:43am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

curious2 says

FB is reportedly cooperating in the Muslim world plan against blasphemy,

This is exactly why law enforcement should not be able to coerce companies. Rights must trump the law. Every country, including our own, has evil laws on the books whose sole purpose is evil. As all major companies, and many minor ones, are now international companies, this makes every company a member of the Gestapo enforcing the very worse of humanity's laws.

9   bob2356   Aug 9, 11:52am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

zzyzzx says

Facebook Hires 500 Employees to Censor Content in Germany

Funny how the exact same idiots screaming constantly about all the bad shit on social media are screaming about removing it is censorship. Perfect.

10   Dan8267   Aug 9, 11:54am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

bob2356 says

Funny how the exact same idiots screaming constantly about all the bad shit on social media are screaming about removing it is censorship.

There's a big difference about calling people to behave better on social media and advocating that the state enforce, at gunpoint, the removal of content the state finds objectionable. If you cannot tell the difference, that is scary.

11   Booger   Aug 10, 5:26am     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

12   bob2356   Aug 10, 5:55am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

bob2356 says

Funny how the exact same idiots screaming constantly about all the bad shit on social media are screaming about removing it is censorship.

There's a big difference about calling people to behave better on social media and advocating that the state enforce, at gunpoint, the removal of content the state finds objectionable. If you cannot tell the difference, that is scary.

Reading comprehension problems? I can tell the difference just fine. Are you part of the we want bad shit off except our bad shit wingnut crowd who are being hypocrites on the issue or can you just not tell the difference. That's scary.

13   curious2   Aug 10, 6:13am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

14   Dan8267   Aug 10, 8:25am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Booger says

The fake British accounts idea is great. This should be done. In fact, such accounts should included untagged photos that contain politicians and are labeled "Muslim watch group" and "bomb expert" and such. Let the police harass the very politicians who are promoting such police harassment. Only when politicians personally feel the effects of their policies will they care about such effects.

15   Dan8267   Aug 10, 8:28am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

bob2356 says

Are you part of the we want bad shit off except our bad shit wingnut crowd who are being hypocrites on the issue or can you just not tell the difference.

Obviously not. You are trying to distract from your flaws.

Nor is that what the original post or the this thread is about.

16   marcus   Aug 10, 1:51pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

I wonder how much hate rhetoric from Islamists gets censored and reported to law enforcement. I'm thinking that these days the need for that type of thing in Germany would be on the rise too.

I'm guessing nobody here has a problem with that - considering the Islamists may be planning on backing their hate with violence.

Yeah, but that's different, right ? Their hate is evil whereas hate directed against all immigrants (not just terrorists) is far more understandable, and must be tolerated as free speech. Becasue it's less likely (but not totally unlikely) to incite violence.

Where do we draw the line ? People that hate immigrants in general or Muslims in general aren't going to see a line. Or actually, I guess they see a line very clearly. It's the 'us versus them' line.

17   Chris   Aug 11, 9:01pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Behind all that is a woman named Anetta Kahane, she worked for the Stasi, spied on friends in the GDR, (one of them, a actor commited suicide because of it) and now she is in charge of the so called "Hate Speech Task Force".

Here a few informations about the lady

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anetta_Kahane

"Kahane was born in East Berlin in 1954 to Max Kahane and Doris Kahane. Her father, Max Kahane, was a member of the Young Communist League and, later, the Communist party of Germany. Because her parents were Jewish and active in communism they had to flee the Nazi regime to Spain and later France.[1] "
"Between 1974 and 1982 Kahane served as an unofficial employee of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) in East Germany under the code name "Victoria". Stasi files connected to her work include more than 800 pages of reports. Among others, Kahane surveilled artists, students from West Berlin universities and West German television reporters.[2][3]"
"against xenophobia, antisemitism and right-wing extremism. In 2012 she was awarded the Moses Mendelssohn prize (de) donated by the Senate of Berlin.
In 2015, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation followed the German Ministry of Justice's invitation to take part in a task force against hate speech on social media."

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