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Responses to ZDF-employee Diekmann : ZDF sees Nazis out-Tweet-protected expression of opinion

In the case of Twitter, it seldom goes in one direction only, means, a fierce editorial can trigger a violent counter reaction. So also in the case of the ZDF-reporter Nicole Diekmann. The employee of the capital studios out had tweeted on new year's day: "Nazis". And to the question: "Who is for you a Nazi?" ironically replied: "anyone who does not choose the Green.“ She was inundated with hate messages and insults. This in turn has triggered a wave of solidarity on the short message service.

a number of users were tweeting "Nazis out", including TV satirist Jan böhmermann, German foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD), actor Christian Ulmen, SPD General Secretary, Lars Klingbeil, ZDF presenter Dunja Hayali and the Bundesliga side Hertha BSC.

Diekmann will not let Account rest

to reach The ZDF reporter was on the request on Tuesday. "Nicole Diekmann has not made it clear on Twitter that their ironic formulation was for each and every recognizable and that she regrets it," said a ZDF spokesman in Mainz. "You want to leave it at that and not giving an Interview." On Twitter, you now has about 77.700 Followers, your Account will let Diekmann rest for a few days.

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"The Comments made by Mrs Diekmann are protected from our view by the freedom of expression and justify it in any way, the threats faced by our staff", said ZDF spokesman. He pointed out that your Twitter Account will not be operated from the transmitter. "Nevertheless, we offer our employees in such cases, support and advice from the corporate side." (with dpa)

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