After the meeting between Justice Minister Heiko Maas (48, SPD) and Facebook Europe boss Richard Allan (49) on hate comments on Facebook, the police are demanding severe punishments for authors of the texts.
Rainer Wendt (58), chairman of the German Police Union, told BILD [newspaper]: "The internet is not a lawless area. Whoever posts hate comments and propaganda is committing a crime."
Fines will not make an impression on the perpetrators. Wendt: "Here, taking driving licences away would be the right method, for example."
... According to Maas, non-governmental organisations that act against hate messages on the internet should also be involved.Source Via