Potsdam (dpa / bb) - The prosecution in Brandenburg is expecting numerous cases of hate crime on the Internet.

"We are waiting for the hat-speech law at the federal level, which should facilitate the fight against extremism and hatred on the Internet," said Attorney General Andreas Behm to the "Tagesspiegel" (Tuesday).

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"In Brandenburg, the cases are to be distributed among all four public prosecutor's offices, since we expect 6000 proceedings a year," explained Behm.

"The public prosecutor in Cottbus, responsible for cybercrime, cannot do that alone."

In addition, there is a commissioner for hate crime on the Internet at the attorney general, said Behm.

In the meantime, right-wing extremists such as left-wing extremists also increasingly used social media.

After long discussions, the Union and the SPD want to pass the amended law to combat right-wing extremism and hate crime on the Internet shortly.

It had already been passed by the Bundestag and Bundesrat, but was stopped by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier because of the requirements of the Federal Constitutional Court.


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