Posting xenophobic views online in Germany could cost you your job & child – report

Individuals who choose to share radical or xenophobic views on social media risk not only losing their jobs in Germany, but their children as well, local media reports. Posting an unorthodox opinion on Facebook could be enough to get the ball rolling.

It’s not clear how “radical” opinions will be defined. But simply by expressing discontent with Syrian refugees living nearby or making threats toward asylum-seekers parents may accidentally push things too far, Die Welt reported, citing the Deutsche Anwaltauskunft information portal of the German Lawyers’ Association.

Controversial political or religious sentiments from a parent will have a direct impact on the rights of the child, if the child’s welfare is endangered thereby. A family court will have to clarify whether an action endangers the child’s welfare indeed and whether termination of parental rights is necessary.

h/t Blogwrath

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