Article about the attack in Hanau: Facebook and Instagram block “Monitor” – media – society

“Monitor” boss Georg Restle is outraged. His editorial team’s film about the racist attack in Hanau has been blocked from Facebook and Instagram. Restle tweeted Tuesday morning: ” Hi @instagram, Hi @FacebookDE,, of all people #Monitor-Film about the racist attack by #Hanau should violate your guidelines. Seriously now? ”

Instagram had written: “We have removed your post because it violates our community guidelines. We created these guidelines to support and protect our community on Instagram.”

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That was all, Georg Restle, for his part, asked the company to clarify the allegation of a violation of the guidelines. So far, neither Facebook nor Instagram, both of which belong to Mark Zuckerberg’s media company, have reacted.

The contribution had recapitulated what happened in February 2020 and asked about omissions by the authorities, especially the police. The 43-year-old Tobias R. shot nine people with foreign roots in several places in the city in the Rhine-Main area on the evening of February 19, 2020, before allegedly killing his mother and then himself. The film from the “Monitor” broadcast on January 28, 2021 is still available online at this link.


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