Disinfo: The German government censors content on Facebook to get Merkel re-elected

Summary

The German government censors content on Facebook in order to ensure that Angela Merkel gets elected for her fourth term as the chancellor of Germany.

Disproof

In reality there is an ongoing discussion in Germany whether Facebook should be treated not as a technological company but as a media company. Its content should also come under more scrutiny due to the dissemination of fake news and hate speech - which does not mean censorship.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 49
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Germany
  • Keywords: Facebook, Censorship, Angela Merkel
  • Outlet: Parlamentní listy
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