BKA president Holger Munch said: "Today's action makes it clear that police authorities of the federal and state governments act firmly against hate and incitement on the internet, which have increased significantly in the wake of the European refugee situation.
“Attacks on refugee shelters are often the result of radicalization, which begins in social networks. We therefore need to consistently pursue and stop this criminal content on the net.”
Previously, Twitter, Google, and Facebook have been criticised for failing to remove hate speech from their platforms in a timely manner.
Germany established a special task force in 2015 to crack down on hate speech. The three tech giants agreed to take swift action against hate speeches and delete them within 24 hours of flagging.
Facebook also agreed to launch a task force to combat online hate speech and a campaign to use social media as a means to counter racism.
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