Terror Smears Refugee Who Took Iconic Merkel Selfie To Sue Facebook Over Fake News


And it became the Syrian refugees who have a personal picture of himself with German Chancellor Angela Merkel one of the special acceptance in Germany of asylum seekers is to sue Facebook images after they smeared as a terrorist in the news reports and fake.

Refugee lawyer Anas Modamani will ask a German court issued an order, compelling Facebook to stop fake news reports and contains an image being spread false Modamani platform and social media, and remove all existing jobs.

It is believed that this is the first time that the company is talking to someone through the court and described in news reports fake, reports Deutsche Welle.

Personal Modamani image in 2015 with the German leader in Berlin shelter refugees and quickly became iconic, with Merkel hailed by many to offer asylum to the millions who are fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East.

“For the first five months, I thought it was a good luck charm,” said Modamani CNN of the picture. “But now I think it’s bad luck.”

Modamani claims that there have been several attempts to discredit him as an extremist on social media.

Whenever there was a crime related to refugees “and blamed him for crimes [Modamani],” says the lawyer Modamani, and Joe Chan June, adding that his client is now “fighting back.”

Jun said that the news report bogus claims that Modamani was part of a group of men who tried to set fire to a homeless man outside the Berlin train station in December has been shared 500 times.

Other reports claimed falsely that Modamani was part of a cell of the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh) responsible for the terrorist attacks, Brussels, and participated in the terrorist attack Ansbach, attacking Berlin in December.

Although Modamani provide numerous complaints to Facebook calling for the fake reports to remove them, he was told it did not violate community standards so it will remain.

Research has found that the extreme right-wing groups in Germany are using social networking sites for the dissemination of hate speech against immigrants, and in December the party’s main ally, Merkel warned Facebook can be fined for failing to combat racism in its platform. German intelligence also warned that fake news reports can be used to undermine the upcoming German elections.

June said his client is seeking 250000 € (£ 215624, $ 264,000) in compensation, and Facebook to comply with the laws of speech German hatred.

In a statement, Facebook said: “We are committed to fulfilling our obligations under German law in respect of the content that people shared on our platform we already have access to disable quickly to the content that has been reported accurately to us by the legal representatives Modamani’s., So we do not believe that the legal proceedings here necessary or that this is the most effective way to resolve the situation. “