Twitter is sued in Germany for not responding to anti-Semitic hate speech such as Holocaust denial

Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany, which has laws against anti-Semitic hate speech. In Germany, Twitter was sued in the Berlin District Court for failing to respond to anti-Semitic content.

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Elon Musk's Twitter hit with holocaust denial hate speech lawsuit in Germany | TechCrunch

Nick Fuentes is not mad. He's actually laughing.

HateAid and the European Union of Jewish Students , which campaign against hate speech, announced on January 25, 2023, that Twitter had not enforced its own rules against anti-Semitic content, including Holocaust denial, at the Berlin District Court. filed a lawsuit against

HateAid and the European Union of Jewish Students said, ``Although Twitter prohibits anti-Semitic content in its rules and policies, there is a lot of such content on Twitter. Even if the tweet was reported, the content was not removed.'

“Our research reveals that approximately 84% of posts containing anti-Semitic hate speech are uncensored on Twitter. 'We know what we're going through and that anti-Semitism is becoming more common, and yet we're failing to respond.'

Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter in October 2022 and became CEO, made a large-scale staff reduction , and staff involved in content moderation were dismissed throughout Europe. It is also pointed out that Mr. Mask revived many Twitter accounts that had been frozen due to discrimination and hate speech, creating ideal conditions for hate speech to go unchecked.

On January 25, 2023, Twitter revived the account of Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes . But after a flurry of criticism, Mr. Fuentes' account was frozen again within 24 hours.

On the other hand, Mr. Mask left a tweet in November 2022 saying, ``The number of hate speech impressions has decreased to one-third of its peak.'' Musk has also repeatedly insisted that Twitter complies with the law in every country in which it operates.

According to overseas media TechCrunch, ``This lawsuit in the Berlin District Court is a third-party perspective on how the unstable Twitter under Mr. Musk's oversight enforces its policies and rules against hate speech. It is an interesting trial that can be confirmed from.

HateAid and the European Union of Jewish Students said, ``Depending on the outcome of this lawsuit, it will be easier for users to claim the right to remove discriminatory content on major platforms other than Twitter.'' ``We would like the courts to stipulate that platforms like Twitter have their own policies and obligations to protect users from digital violence like anti-Semitism,'' he said. increase.

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