In Germany anyone who maligns politicians on social media can be charged with libel or incitement to hatred. More and more German members of parliament are taking legal action against hate posts on social networks.
An Ohio Supreme Court judge has been slammed for detailing his sexual past on social media. William O'Neill said he was trying to de-legitimize the "media frenzy" around sexual assault.
The Bundestag's new speaker, Wolfgang Schäuble, has asked lawmakers not to tweet during sessions. The call has been met with resistance and raised questions about social media's role in German politics.
Thousands of visitors caused chaos as they flocked to the idyllic forest market in Velen near the Dutch border, a village of only 75 people. Some 85 million people visit Germany's Christmas markets every year.
Facebook is testing a new function across six countries. With this, media outlets' and other companies' products will be less prominently placed on its page. Will the move impede freedom of the press?
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