Germany's Jewish council targets YouTube

26th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

Germany's Central Council of Jews targets YouTube

26 August 2007

Berlin (dpa) - Germany's Central Council of Jews is considering a criminal complaint against YouTube for allowing videos that promote racial hatred and glorify war, it was reported Sunday.

Such action makes the video-sharing website liable to charges of incitement to racial hatred, the council's vice president, Salomon Korn, told the German television programme Report Mainz.

"I expect the prosecutor's office, other relevant authorities and, if necessary, the German government to take action against this," Korn was quoted as saying in the programme due to be aired Monday.

Programme researchers said it was possible to watch videos on YouTube of an anti-Semitic film released by the Nazis during World War II called Jud Suess.

Outlawed videos of the neo-Nazi groups Kommando Freisler and Landser were also available on the website, the television programme broadcast by Germany's ARD network said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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