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Police Across Germany Raid Homes of People Who Posted Offensive Comments Online

The country is considering a law that would fine social networks for failure to remove hate speech.

Germany Police
Germany has raided the homes of 36 people accused of posting hate speech or other illegal content.

It should be absolutely apparent that free speech is dead in Europe, if it ever existed at all. While a man in Scotland faces a year in prison for an offensive YouTube video and British police scour social media for xenophobic responses to terror attacks, things are not much better on the mainland.

Today, German police conducted nationwide raids on citizens who posted offensive comments or participated in online “hate groups.” This is the second annual day of action against “hate posting.”

Twenty-three police departments were deployed across 14 german states, to enter the homes of 36 suspected hate posters and confiscate their internet connected devices, according to a press release from the German ferderal police (BKA).

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