Facebook in ‘fake news’ legal battle after Syrian migrant in Germany claims two false stories about him were spread on the website

Facebook will have to face off against German justice authorities next month when representatives for the global social network site answer charges of spreading fake news about a refugee.

The site has been used by right-wingers and hatemongers for months to spread false stories about refugees in Germany.

  • G

    What stories were those?
    The one saying that he DIDN’T rape someone or the one saying he was looking for a job?

    He’s right. Both stories are fake.

  • They’re just trying to establish the rationale for banning right wing speech.

    • Alain

      Yes, but I disagree with the label right-wing speech. There is nothing right-wing in exposing lies and telling the truth.

    • WalterBannon

      They’re just trying to establish the rationale for banning the truth

  • andycanuck

    “false stories”
    Riiiight.