Facebook has removed in Germany in the first quarter of this year, more than 160,000 content, which have been classified as hate speech and in breach of the internal guidelines in schools.

About 70 percent of them had been discovered by the Online network itself, without a message to the user, such as the Online network announced on Friday.

Facebook has published the first calculated number along with the semi-annual transparency report on the implementation of the so-called network enforcement act (NetzDG) against hatred and incitement in the net.

According to NetzDG were reported, according to Facebook meanwhile, throughout the first half of the year 1050 contents, of which 349 deleted or locked had been. From the point of view of the Online network, the splitting of the reporting channels is necessary to distinguish between unlawful content after NetzDG and violations of the rules of the house separate.

The Online network was established with the entry into force of the NetzDG a separate reporting channel for complaints according to the law. In the half-yearly report in accordance with only the on this channel received messages are listed.

This resulted in a fine by the Federal office for justice is over two million euros. The authority criticised, among other things, that the report of speech in the face of the many hate-complaints according to the hotel’s own community standards, so that incomplete is. It was also criticized that the NetzDG-hides notification form “to”. Facebook introduced an appeal against the fine.

The number of 160,000 deleted hate speech-content underline underlines the progress the have made the Online network, Facebook. The corresponding figures for the second quarter are not yet available.

two years ago, a done network enforcement act obliges Internet platforms to a harder action against hate, incitement, and terrorist Propaganda. Clear criminal content should be deleted within 24 hours, on user complaints should be responded to within 48 hours. In addition, the company must publish a report every six months about their handling of complaints.

Specifically, the BfJ had the fine because of the Facebook report for the first half of 2018. In the now published report for the first half of this year, the Online-network calls only to the Numbers from the NetzDG-reporting channel.

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