Munich prosecutors initiated a criminal investigation against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and its top managers on suspicion of aiding and abetting the incitement of ethnic hatred, according to Spiegel Online.
Among the suspects – Sam Zuckerberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Sheryl Kara Sandberg, a lobbyist for the interests of the company in Europe, Richard Allen, the lobbyist of interests of the company in Berlin Eva-Maria Kirstein.
The investigation was initiated at the complaint of lawyers of the Bavarian city of würzburg Chan-Jo Jun, who accused the leadership of Facebook is that it suffers incitement to murder, threats of violence, Holocaust denial and other crimes.
Facebook shall promptly remove from your pages of content contrary to the law. The lawsuit lists instances which show that the company does not even after repeated requests. Most complaints Facebook generally non-responsive or standard phrases explains that the material is not found violations.
Chan-Jo Jun, 1974, as reported on his page in Facebook, is the founder and CEO of law firm, specializing in IT and economic rights. Based on a series of his posts and information from the website of the company that he intends to bring Facebook in line with “German values” and busy criminal prosecution of Zuckerberg in 2015.
In late October the company decided to ease the censorship
Facebook is often criticized for heavy-handed censorship on the part of different countries, especially a lot of claims caused policy images of naked people. In September 2016, the scandal has caused the removal from the page of the country’s largest newspaper Aftenposten famous photos of nick Uta “the Horror of war” from the Vietnam war, which depicts a naked Vietnamese girl who received burns after a Napalm attack. After that, the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg urged the social network to revise the rules of publishing content.
In addition, the social network was criticized for removing the human rights violations and violence by law enforcement.
In October 2016, the company announced the easing of censorship, declaring that they are ready to show more images and text materials, which are usually deleted for breaking the rules. The exact date of the weakening of the requirements in the company not named, but promised that it will happen “in the coming weeks.”
“To follow global standards for our community is difficult. Is image worthy informational or historically significant – the question is very subjective. Images of nudity or violence that are acceptable in one part of the world, can be offensive or even illegal in another. Respect for local norms and approval of global rules are often at odds. And people often disagree over what standards should be the basis for the community to provide both security and freedom of expression,” reads the statement of the company.
The German judicial system started the American management Facebook. Lawsuits against Facebook was, as a rule, connected with violation of copyright, for example, Facebook has sued her longtime business partner – the American company Yahoo, accusing the social network in violation of ten of its patents on systems and methods for online advertising, Champions in rowing Beijing Olympics, the brothers Winklevoss, who claimedthat Zuckerberg stole their idea for the social network.