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Comment Re: Hate speech (Score 1) 712

Actually, it has everything to do with free speech. Here in the US, it is absolutely legal for me to say, for example:

"Those pig-fucking ape-brained Germans should be exterminated, each and every one. Everyone should find the nearest Germans, burn them out of their homes and shoot them down as they flee, men, women and children alike. And in the future, little children should be taught in school to celebrate the wholly righteous total genocide of the German people."

Because, you see, in the US I actually have freedom of speech.

Facebook policy, of course, bans such a statement just like it bans bare breasts, but US law doesn't require the censorship of either.

Well, I can say "Those pig-fucking ape-brained Americunts should be exterminated, each and every one. Everyone should find the nearest American, burn them out of their homes and shoot them down as they flee, men, women and children alike. And in the future, little children should be taught in school to celebrate the wholly righteous total genocide of the American people." in Germany without a problem. I just did. Fuck you, you American pig-fucker.

Comment Re:long history indeed (Score 1) 712

"It doesn't matter that we, because of historical reasons, have a stricter interpretation of freedom of speech than the United States does."

True: Germany has limited freedom of speech for centuries. It didn't prevent the Nazi rise to power, and it arguably contributed to it.

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

Article 118 of the Weimar constitution forbade censorship with the text "No censorship will take place". The only exception to this article was film. The film industry was regulated by the Film Assessment Headquarters. The purpose of this organization was to censor films released in Germany for pornography and other indecent content.

Comment Re: Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 712

Yes, clarity is counterproductive. But you haven't clarified whether a non-jew-hater that's anti-zionist is or isn't antisemitic. Or does that change based on your agenda at the time, so you prefer to not be clear so your hypocrisy is less obvious?

The only way an anti-zionist can be non-antisemitic is if he's a "self-hating Jew".

Comment Re: Germany wants a lot... (Score 1) 712

Define hate speech.

You worthless piece of shit should be send to the gas chamber.

Wow, the GP gave a list of grey areas and you posted some clear hate speech to try to refute him.

No, I posted hate speech to test his words. Looks like you at least are as much a free speech hater has him. Burn in hell, Nazi scum.

Comment Re:long history indeed (Score 1) 712

What do the Facebook Community standards have to do with the fact that Germany has strong restrictions on free speech, or that the German government is haunting an American company in order to get its restrictive speech laws implemented?

Do you even think before you post?

Are you too stupid to see that Facebook claims to have stronger restrictions on free speech than Germany, and that Germany is simply asking why they only pretend?

Yes you are.

Comment Re:Recent events (Score 1) 712

FUCK IMMIGRANTS! Immigrants are fucking up EU and I can see why SJW from USA are on their hind legs "protecting" useless scum from Africa - you assholes want EU to collapse!

Careful posting that on Facebook - if they believe your "fuck" has to do with sex, they could delete it.

Comment Re:Hate speech (Score 1) 712

Hate speech is NOT illegal in the United States. Why do people form other countries always assume we have laws against Hate Speech? We have no such laws here, nearly all speech that does not cause an imminent threat of danger (ie trying to agitate a group of people into a riot) is protected.

Hate speech is against the Facebook Community Standards (even in the US), and Facebook says it will be deleted. Germany is merely asking why the fuck they only seem to delete posts when they regard nudity.

Comment Re:Hate speech (Score 1) 712

Maas requests that Facebook obeys the law and deletes posts containing hate speech and calls for violence. Such shit is even illegal in the US.

Bullshit - https://www.facebook.com/commu...

Facebook removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their: Race, Ethnicity, National origin, Religious affiliation, Sexual orientation, Sex, gender, or gender identity, or Serious disabilities or diseases.

Organizations and people dedicated to promoting hatred against these protected groups are not allowed a presence on Facebook. As with all of our standards, we rely on our community to report this content to us.

The Nazis mercy-killed morons like you.

Comment Re:long history indeed (Score 1) 712

"It doesn't matter that we, because of historical reasons, have a stricter interpretation of freedom of speech than the United States does."

True: Germany has limited freedom of speech for centuries. It didn't prevent the Nazi rise to power, and it arguably contributed to it.

Perhaps it's time for Germany to actually change its "interpretation of freedom of speech" instead of clinging on to what hasn't worked historically.

Maybe you should read the Facebook Community Standards before looking even dumber. Too late.

Comment Re: Germany wants a lot... (Score 1) 712

Define hate speech.

A devout Christian thinks homosexuality is an abomination and posts some passionate stuff about it.

An atheist posts some passionate stuff against religion - and targets one, like Judaism.

And I have seen things here on Slashdot that could be considered hate speech by the overly sensitive. Look at the posts for any article about diversity in tech here on Slashdot.

If you do not like what someone says ; ignore it, argue against it or make fun of it (Mel Brooks is a God in that domain) - but NEVER ban it because it gives the 'haters" more power. People like banned things.

You worthless piece of shit should be send to the gas chamber.

Comment Re:Brought about by the internet? (Score 1, Insightful) 712

I'm pretty sure Germany's had laws about denial of the holocaust since well before modern internet culture was around.

Sure, but that didn't cause much conflict with other cultures. German laws only applied to Germany. But with the Internet, it is common to find forums that mingle people from different cultures, and different legal jurisdictions. One of the big differences between cultures, is how they deal with the tradeoff between "freedom" and "order". Americans and Germans see that tradeoff from very different historical perspectives, and make very different tradeoffs. As an American, I believe that people should be able to express even the most odious opinions, and suppression of those opinions causes more problems than it solves. The Germans see it differently.

... then they came for the Nazis, and I did not speak out because I was not a Nazi.

Of course this isn't really about Nazis and Holocaust denial. It's actually about all kind of racist posts and other hate speech. Which Facebook says they would delete in their Community Standards (yes, even in the US, so the cultures argument is bogus really):

Facebook removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their: Race, Ethnicity, National origin, Religious affiliation, Sexual orientation, Sex, gender, or gender identity, or Serious disabilities or diseases.

But the real fun part is that "users also accuse the company of double standards for cracking down swifter and harder on nudity and sexual content than on hate-mongering."

So first the come for the nude people, you fucking asshole.

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