Dec 22, 2016 12:43 PM EST

Facebook Vs. Germany’s SZ: Hate Speeches Wage Conflict As Document Discovered

By Conan K.

Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) is one of Germany’s leading newspapers. SZ has total viewers of 4.4 million both online and newspaper. With this power, they gave their best in order to search for a certain document that might lead to Facebook’s streak to end.

The said document has already been found and caused conflict among the two companies. That report was publicized by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which contains a confidential report that has detailed policies on the controversies of hate speeches along with how businesses work underneath the shadows.

The document was conferred from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sells anonymous offshore companies. According to Panama Papers, the German newspaper acquired about 2.6 terabytes of data, making it the biggest leak in the journalism world.

The said newspaper wants to sue Facebook for disregarding this hate speeches policies. They said that Facebook should be punished by law for these certain acts of such organizing groups to receive the discrimination. The two groups were told “protected” and “not protected category.”

Sex, religious affiliation, national origin, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability or serious illness were included in the categories. While the subcategories include age, political affiliation, and appearance.

In the page of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the revealed document at SZ Official Site, the report has notable details like:

“For instance, saying “fucking Muslims” is not allowed, as religious affiliation is a protected category. However, the sentence “fucking migrants” is allowed, as migrants are only a “quasi-protected category” – a special form that was introduced after complaints were made in Germany. This rule states that promoting hate against migrants is allowed under certain circumstances: statements such as “migrants are dirty” are allowed, while “migrants are dirt” isn’t.”

After a Muslim YouTuber was reported to be thrown out of the airplane for just speaking ‘Arabic’ hate speeches cannot also be disregarded.

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