Anti-Semitic Messages Earn Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Criminal Complaint from German Lawyers

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07 Mar 2016
Anti-Semitism

From the International Business Times:

German lawyers have filed a criminal complaint against Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg over anti-Semitic speech on the social networking site. There was no immediate response to the complaint from Zuckerberg.

Germany has strict laws against hate speech given its experience under Adolf Hitler. It is illegal to incite hatred and to circulate or display Nazi symbols in Germany and if Zuckerberg is found guilty on those charges, he could face a fine of up to $163m (€150m).

A spokeswoman for the Hamburg prosecutors told Fortune that they are still examining the merit of the lawyers’ complaint before deciding whether or not to proceed against Zuckerberg.

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