Friday, November 4, 2016

Investigations against Facebook chief Zuckerberg – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The public Prosecutor’s office Munich I has brought against leading Manager of the Internet group’s Facebook an investigation for sedition. Not to be accused of only the company’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, but Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg. The attorney’s office of the würzburg lawyer of Chan-jo Jun confirmed to FAZ.NET the fact that an investigation was opened. The Prosecutor confirmed the request.

Jonas Jansen author: Jonas Jansen, editor in business.

It was now have to consider whether the public Prosecutor’s office Munich I was responsible, and whether criminal law was given-relevant behavior. “It is also examined whether German criminal law applies,” writes a court spokesman. First, Spiegel Online had reported about the case. A Facebook spokesman explained on request: “”We do not comment on the Status of a possible investigation. However, we can say that these accusations are groundless and that there is no breach of German Law by means of Facebook or Facebook-has taken place in the staff."

The würzburg lawyer Chan-jo Jun had made in mid-September, once again, criminal charges against eleven Facebook Manager, including Mark Zuckerberg, Europe chief Executive Martin Ott and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The display and Jun’s previous correspondence with Facebook’s lawyers is .

Jun fights against drastic hate comments, he has collected examples of Facebook submitted. Facebook is obliged to remove illegal content from the Social network if it becomes aware of it. Jun is of the view that the company fails to comply with this obligation. In the past, Facebook had to do this through a speaker to notify that the complaints of Jun had been dismissed, and these accusations were unfounded.

Jun was bothered by the fact that statements such as “gasoline over it and set fire to it all!”, a Karina p. of a Syrian family were also to multiple message continues to be public online. Also other comments such as “Lynched owns the cattle!”, garnish with a citable rape desire, were long online. Such is the view of Jun clear justitiablen statements want to know the lawyer.

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Jun wants Facebook has to pay a severe penalty million. His argument: Facebook gained an economic advantage from the operation of its portal in Germany, though it is mandatory in purchasing that illegal content is being distributed.

Jun has calculated, for Facebook an economic benefit of 300 million euros. Jun’s last attempt had been quashed by the Prosecutor’s office in Hamburg. “So far, the judiciary had often simply not in the mood to deal with them,” said Jun to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Round tables would not help. Therefore, the lawyer asks: “do we Want to enforce our laws? Otherwise, we adopt the community standards of a company for a significant part of social life."

Facebook is because of hate comments for a long time in the criticism. Recently, the company started an advertising campaign for several million Euro, it was the first ever outside of their own websites. The campaign has focused on Germany, the hate comments have been left deliberately. Facebook said: “We take our responsibility for the issues of hate speech, xenophobia and racism very seriously. Therefore, this campaign is at the beginning. In the coming weeks and months, we will address our existing initiatives in relation to hate speech and counter-speech, as well as the handling of data."


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