Sweden requests information about users on Facebook over ten times more than other Nordic countries., according to P1 Kulturnytt.
Kulturnytt refers to Facebook's Statement of governmental inquiries, which shows that Sweden requested information concerning 441 users in the first half of 2016 in comparison with Norway and Denmark, who requested information of 37 and 52 users.
Prosecutor Helene Gestrin tells Kulturnytt that Sweden has made a special police unit that manages the contacts with Facebook, which explains the high activity.
Since January 2015, the Public Prosecutor has been able to prosecute Swedes who violate immigrants or people of authority online, where previously, just like ordinary people, they were directed to have civilian prosecutions. The new law has led to a sharp increase in the number of prosecutions for so-called online hatred.
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