The Social media giants Facebook are currently under the scrutiny of German prosecutors who are investigating the Mark Zuckerberg led platform over hate speech accusations.
The probe follows a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist postings.
A spokesman for the Munich prosecutor’s office declined on Friday to provide further details. German attorney Chan-jo Jun had filed a complaint with prosecutors in the Bavarian city in September and demanded that Facebook executives be compelled to comply with anti-hate speech laws by deleting racist or violent postings from its site.
Prosecutors in Hamburg earlier this year rejected a similar complaint by Jun on the grounds that the regional court lacked jurisdiction because Facebook’s European operations are based in Ireland.
“There is a different view in Bavaria,” his firm Jun Lawyers of Wuerzburg in Bavaria said in a statement.
“Upon Jun’s request, Bavarian Justice Minister Winfried Bausback said that Hamburg’s view was wrong and German law does indeed apply to some of the offences,” it said.