Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court, Judgment of 24.05.2022
– 14 U 270/20 – DELETION OF INCITING POSTS: What shall you know about it
Deletion of unlawful content under the Network Enforcement Act
The case was based on the following facts:
In 2019, a user posted a post on Facebook on childhood memories and parental helps. Another user replied to this: “But then, the likelihood of being knifed or raped by a refugee on the road was not as great as it is today.” Facebook considered this comment to be incitement of the people and deleted it. The user filed a lawsuit against this. The Regional Court of Freiburg dismissed the action, against which the plaintiff appealed.
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