Lower Saxony and Bremen
Fight hate online in Lower Saxony and Bremen
Wiesbaden/Hannover/Bremen (dpa/lni) – In the fight against online hate against politicians, investigators interviewed numerous suspects across the country on Tuesday and searched houses and apartments. The action targeted more than 100 suspects in 13 federal states, including Lower Saxony and Bremen. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Wiesbaden and the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor’s Office announced this on Tuesday.
The Central Office for Combating Internet Crime is located in the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor’s Office. The background to the day of action is posts on social media platforms in connection with last fall’s federal elections.
“More than 600 statements were analyzed and verified for criminal content,” he said. “Freedom of expression reaches its limit as soon as defamation, insults and threats are involved. With the day of action, we make it clear: anyone who posts hateful messages should expect the police to be at the door afterward.” “, said the president of BKA, Holger. Chew.
According to the information, the crimes are, on the one hand, insults against well-known politicians of all the parties represented in the Bundestag. Two thirds of those affected are women. On the other hand, hate posts would contain misleading false reports and publicly documented false quotes “that appear suitable to smear and discredit those affected.”
There were searches and investigations in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony and Thuringia.