German Chancellor wants Facebook to act quicker and enforce rules.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Facebook to do more in stopping racist hate posts.
Thousands of refugees are expected to migrate into Germany this year from the Middle East and war torn Syria, with the country’s politicians raising concerns about increased xenophobic comments on Facebook and other social media networks.
Reported by Reuters, Merkel said to regional newspaper Rheinische Post, "When people stir up sedition on social networks using their real name, it’s not only the state that has to act, but also Facebook as a company should do something against these paroles."
She said Facebook already had the required code of conduct, however there was inadequate control and enforcement of such rules. "The rules need to be implemented," Merkel said.
Germany Justice Minister Heiko Maas has recently accused Facebook of being too slow when it comes to taking down racist hate comments.
Maas sent a letter to Facebook public policy director Richard Allan in Dublin, Ireland, citing users complaints that the company ignored their protests on racist comments.
It was revealed last month that hackers are evading spam filters on Facebook’s popular comment plugin to carry out a "technical support scam" for various operating systems, including Windows and Mac.
A 47-year-old man in Nevada, US, pleaded guilty for sending over 27 million spam messages to Facebook users in a span of three months.