Germany Prods Zuckerberg to Police `Illegal’ Facebook Posts

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff pressed Mark Zuckerberg to ensure that hate messages are removed from Facebook, saying Germany insists on action against illegal postings. “We have been in a process with Facebook for some time to ensure that hate mails and messages of hate are removed,” Peter Altmaier told reporters after he and the Facebook Inc. chief executive officer met in Berlin on Thursday. “I reiterated to Mr. Zuckerberg that we have a great interest in — and insist on — the removal of illegal content from Facebook.” Merkel’s government has stepped up efforts to counter racist comments after a surge in the number of refugees arriving in Germany last year spurred hate postings on social-media sites. Justice Minister Heiko Maas met Facebook executives in September and said…


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