Police Hunt ‘Anonymous’ For Criticising Migrants

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German police are hunting down the operator of a Facebook page of the “anonymous” group for criticising migrants. In the latest crack down on online speech, the anonymous group, who originated on notorious website 4chan, are in the sights of German police. A German branch of the group is now under investigation by authorities who say that either a supporter, or the operator of the group’s Facebook page, is wanted for “sedition” and public incitement of criminal acts, Spiegel Online reports. The prosecutor in the German city of Erfurt claims that a man named Mario Rönsch is their main suspect in the case. Mr. Rönsch is wanted in connection with spreading hate speech about migrants, as well as for fraud and other crimes. The prosecutor did not go into detail regarding the charges, though noted that the site had been advertising “right-wing” views. The page “Anonymous.Kollectiv” was shut down earlier this year by Facebook who have been working with German authorities to suppress the pages of people and groups who are critical of the migrant crisis and who express what they consider “hateful” views. Anonymous moved their page to Russian Facebook competitor VK shortly after their Facebook page was shut down. The page was