Asser Gregersen, counsel for one of the accused, in drabssagen from the island of Bornholm is now considering going to the authorities after the social-mediagiganten facebook shows a lack of cooperation, he says to Ekstra Bladet.
- It is a hopeless situation. It is clear that facebook does not want to take responsibility for the content on their platform, says Asser Gregersen.
the Killing of Bornholm happened on the night of 23. June, when the Danish-african 28-year-old man was beaten to death by a campfire in Nordskoven. Since activists created quite a stir on the matter, which they believe are racially motivated.
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the Police estimate provisionally that the motive for the brutal killings are not racist, but it holds not the activists from continuing to assert their claim.
The 28-year-old was killed by this fire pit in Nordskoven on the island of Bornholm. Photo: Rasmus Fliindt Pedersen
In this context is social media, especially facebook, has become the platform where the man gives his opinion, in the fierce tone. Among others who produced photographs with the two accused, which they referred to as racist murderers, although none yet is neither prosecuted or convicted in the case.
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The two accused brothers recognize to have engaged in violence against the victim in the case, but denies having committed the murder, or dødsvold.
- I do not like the fact that Facebook provides a platform for rumors and slander. Like other media can be held responsible for their content, I also think that it should be possible to make Facebook accountable for the bavl, which is written on my client, said Asser Gregersen Thursday.
Therefore, he turned to Camilla Nordsted, the Corporate Communications Manager and acting contact person for facebook.
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She answered on the mail, that I should notify the above-mentioned lookup via facebook. You can as an individual or on behalf of an imprisoned notify all who share posters or pictures. Therefore, it's truly as if that is completely lawless conditions on facebook, says Asser Gregersen.
- It is to me incomprehensible, to facebook do not interfere with what I deem to be defamation, even if they are made aware of it, he adds.
Facebook has on mail notified Extra the Magazine that they do not assess, that the said lookup violates their community rules. What is your holding to it?
- If facebook does not believe that the lookup which in my eyes are violations of the Danish penal code, is in violation of their community rules, yes, so are their rules, the meaningless, and then you can do as you like on their platform, says Asser Gregersen.
In connection with the case has Extra Magazine asked for an interview with facebook. But the comforter, Camilla Nordsted, writes in an email, that you do not have the opportunity to ask up to the interview.
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