In Germany, police recently completed their fifth nationwide “Action Day against Hate Postings“.
German authorities initiated the action day more than three years ago; since then, it has been held once a year.According to the Federal Police, the number of recorded cases of hate crime linked to the internet has actually fallen — from 2,458 cases in 2017 to 1,962 in 2018.
Despite the decrease in cases, German authorities nevertheless decided to have not just one, but two action days this year. The first took place on June 6, when German authorities launched coordinatedpolice raidsin 13 federal states against suspects who had allegedly posted hate speech online. In a total of 38 cases,homes were searched and suspects interrogated, the Federal Criminal Police Officereported.
The second action day in 2019 took place on November 6, when the Federal Criminal Police Office…
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