New Delhi: The Facebook office in Hamburg, Germany was vandalized when 15-20 people wearing black clothes and hoods went on an overnight rampaging spree smashing glasses and disfiguring the walls of the social media’s office.
The group smashed glasses and painted “facebook dislike” on the entrance wall.
However, mystery shrouds over the actual motive behind the act. No arrests had been made so far.
It might be mentioned that there were allegations that officials of the social network major had violated laws of the German government and irked a few quarters. The attack might be a fallout of the controversy.
The attack might be a fallout of the controversy.
However, a spokesperson of Facebook rubbished the allegation stating, “the allegations lacked merit and none of the law of the German government was violated, neither by Facebook nor by its employees”.
While Germany was trying to cope with the influx of refugees, racial comments on social media had escalated to new heights. Police were also probing this angle to reach the crux of the issue.
Meanwhile, the European head of the social networking site was facing inquest over Facebook’s stringent crackdown to expunge racist hate speeches.
The company further beefed its vigilance to monitor the xenophobic comments on Facebook.
A manhunt was on to nab the culprits.
(With inputs from agencies)
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