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Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal (R) and the mayor of the Berlin district Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf, Reinhard Naumann light the Hanukkah Menorah at Breitscheidplatz, one day ahead the anniversary of last year's deadly truck attack in Berlin, on December 18, 2017. Germany commemorates on December 19, 2017 victims of last year's devastating …

Facebook Apologises for Censoring Video of Anti-Semitic Attack in Berlin

Facebook has apologised for censoring a viral video of an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish restaurant owner in which he and a 60-year-old German man argued about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the latter telling the business owner he deserved to be put in a “gas chamber”.


Twitter Bans Account Retweeted by President Trump

Twitter has begun its “purge” of right-wing accounts and has terminated the account of far-right Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen who was retweeted three times by President Donald Trump last month.

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Twitter Shuts Down Conservative Patriotic Journalist Network Auto-Tweets

Twitter has removed the ability for conservative users to send out automated tweets using a service created by the Patriotic Journalist Network (PJNet). According to Slate, “The app helped users build tweets with prewritten text and pictures and allowed them

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Social Media Censorship Could Have Legal Implications

In an article for the Washington Examiner this week, writer Mark Grabowski pondered the idea of whether Twitter’s routine censorship could be unconstitutional, while technology entrepreneur Josh Lekach claimed that everyone should be afraid of the site’s censorship which is also destroying livelihoods.


Merkel Tells Germans: Be Grateful You Have Free Speech

Angela Merkel warned Germans should not take freedom for granted, in a speech aimed at countering a rising tide of populism on Friday night. Speaking at a party conference in Saarlouis, the chancellor called on Germans to show respect for


Social Media Must Censor ‘Hate’, Says Senior Labour MP

Yvette Cooper has announced that MPs will look into how social media companies can censor a “tide of hate”, and strongly implied that freedom of speech should mean freedom from criticism in remarks ahead of a new inquiry into “hate crime”.