The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has said that the social media needs to come up with better ways in which migrant hate speech can be handled.
He identified the migrants as a group that should be protected while he was at a public “town hall” in Berlin.
The event was attended by close to 1,000 young people, many of whom are students.
Germany’s Nazi history has made it a necessity to set tougher laws that protect the minorities.
in Germany, Facebook has been highly criticized for failing to implement strict laws that deal with anti-immigration posts.
The ministry of justice stated tat Facebook is quick at removing sexual imagery but reluctant in deleting racists messages.
In early January, reports were availed in which Germany was said to be working with Google, Facebook and Twitter so as to see to it the law comes before the company policy.
When Zuckerberg was asked a direct question in which he was to clarify the position of Facebook concerning the matter, he said that hate speech against the migrants is taken seriously be Facebook and that they have no room for it within the company.
Germany has got the highest number of asylum seekers and refugees moving into the country more than any other European Union country. Most of them are from the war-torn Syria.
As the number of immigrants coming in increases, the country has strengthened its anti-immigration laws to protect the minorities.
Tensions have been high in Germany, off-line and on-line, more so after several assaults were witnessed on New Year’s Eve. Most of these were blamed on the migrants.
The authorities say that close to 1,000 people gathered at Cologne’s train station. They later on split into small groups and then started to rob and molest women.
In the event of all these happening, a group of about 100 people demonstrated and moved around chanting, “we are people.” They blocked a bus in which there was 20 asylum seekers.
After the protest happened in Clausnitz, a shelter for asylum seekers was established in Bautzen. The onlookers applauded the move.
Germany is evaluating proposals that its immigration policy should be tightened after the New Year’s Eve happened. Businesses on other hand, argue that migrants will be instrumental in dealing with the shrinking work force.
Zuckerberg said that he hoped USA would take up the lead set by Germany and allow more refugees to enter into the country.