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Protest Israeli: offensive graffiti in front of the Twitter office

Artist Shahak Shapira, who has dual Israeli-German citizenship, protested against the policy of the social network Twitter, which is not actively struggling with hatred, with a kind of action.

He wrote taken from the social network quotes that offend Jews, Muslims and other minorities, on the wall of the building adjacent to the office of Twitter in Hamburg, reports channel ABC News.

Shapira argues that such «tweets» in the last six months had accumulated at least three hundred, and removed from them was only nine. Artist-actionist recalls that the social network Facebook removes approximately 80% of criminal content, and gives the example of leadership Twitter.

«If Twitter forces me to see such insults, let them admire them too,» says Shapira in the video, which explains to the user the meaning of his actions.

«The statements that I wrote in the – not joking, this is a serious threat of physical violence and also homophobia, xenophobia and Holocaust denial,» says the artist.

The representative of the management of this social network has commented on this action, saying that the company tries not to interfere in the private lives of citizens, but recalled that it had previously tightened the rules and intensified control. He, in particular, reported that this year from Twitter has been deleted ten times more abuse than in the past.

Note that in Germany, the incitement to hatred is more painful than in other countries, not emerging from the experience of Nazism.

Earlier this year, the authorities have adopted a number of laws, which stipulate fines up to 50 million euros for «illicit content» on social networks. They will start to operate in October of this year, and relate to sites that have more than 2 million visitors in Germany. They are required to remove incitement to hatred and other criminal materials during the day.

Protest Israeli: offensive graffiti in front of the Twitter office 10.08.2017

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