FRANKFURT, Sept 30 German prosecutors are
considering once again whether to press charges against Mark
Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives for failing to staunch
a tide of racist and threatening posts on the social network
during last year's migrant surge.
Munich prosecutors have received a complaint filed by a
German technology law firm two weeks ago alleging that Facebook
broke strict national laws against hate speech, sedition
and support for terrorist organisations.
A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor in Munich said a
decision would be taken in coming weeks on whether to act on the
complaint, which names the Facebook founder and chief executive
as well as regional European and German managers.
Facebook had no immediate comment.
Attorney Chan-jo Jun, who filed a similar complaint in
Hamburg a year ago, is demanding that Facebook executives be
compelled to comply with anti-hate speech laws by removing
racist or violent postings from their site. Jun is principal
partner of the law firm Jun Lawyers of Wuerzburg in Bavaria.
The move was first reported by German magazine Der Spiegel.
(Reporting by Harro ten Wolde; Editing by Georgina Prodhan)