The German government is about to establish a special censorship group dedicated to identifying and deleting immigration-critical messages on Facebook.
To help with this task the government has included a former agent for the East German secret service Stasi, who today is a dedicated radical left-wing "anti-racisist".
The German Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, in August published an open letter to Facebook requesting that the social networking service started to systematically erase "xenophobic" material.
After a meeting with a delegation from Facebook on Monday, the minister has now drawn up a plan on how the censorship will happen. A special working group will deal with deleting of comments.
- The objective is to facilitate the identification of criminal statements, says Maas to the German newspaper Bild.
The working group's members are appointed by both the Government and Facebook, but also the organization Network Against Nazis ("Netz gegen Nazis") has been invited. The network was founded in 2007 by Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, and is led by left-wing activist Anetta Kahane (pictured).
In the years 1974-1982, Kahane worked under the code name "Victoria" as a secret agent for the East German security service Stasi. That an old Stasi informer should devote herself to censor material on Facebook is being sharply criticized by the anti-immigration German news site PI News.
"25 years after the German reunification, former DDR citizens, along with their West German brothers and sisters, are to be monitored by former Stasi cadres", the site writes in a comment.
Today, Anetta Kahane works as a professional "anti-racist", and attracted attention last year after after an interview with RT, having proclaimed that the European countries have to open their borders and to adapt fully to the immigrants from the Third World.
- Immigration is the future. We really need to change the immigration policy in Europe. This is very important, you have to adapt the education system and adapting countries' self-understanding. They are no longer just white or just Swedes, or only Portuguese or German. They are multicultural places in the world, she said.
Shame on the German government for censoring free speech, and shame on Facebook for allowing it!
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