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EInvestigators carried out raids throughout Germany on Thursday towards suspected authors of misogynistic Internet postings. As a part of a joint day of motion by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and the Frankfurt am Main Public Prosecutor's Office, there have been searches and interrogations of 45 suspects in eleven federal states from early within the morning, the BKA introduced in Wiesbaden. In addition, within the run-up to the day of motion, measures had been taken towards 37 different suspects who’re accused of postings with prison relevance.

According to the knowledge, the BKA and the Central Office for Combating Internet Crime on the Frankfurt Attorney General's Office have been working collectively since 2022 to analyze the prison legal responsibility of misogynistic posts on the Internet. We particularly look out for such postings.

Misogyny on the Internet exists in many various varieties, it mentioned. In addition to inciting content material, posts had been additionally recognized by which ladies had been sexualized, slandered and insulted. Women had been additionally publicly requested to ship nude pictures, rape was advocated, and torture and killing movies had been distributed.

“We consciously go into the spaces of hate, identify acts and perpetrators, bring them out of anonymity and hold them accountable,” mentioned BKA President Holger Münch in regards to the search operation in the future earlier than International Women’s Day (March 8). Hatred and violence are a risk to democracy and society, each digitally and analogously.