Facebook now has 1,200 people reviewing flagged content from “deletion centres” in Berlin and Essen. Photograph: AFP

US social media companies have scaled up operations in Germany, where a controversial new law has turned the country into a testbed for whether tech f(...)

The Twitter account of Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of the AfD party, was temporarily suspended on Monday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA.

A far-right German MP is under police investigation over inflammatory anti-Muslim comments she made on social media on New Year’s Eve. The Twitter ac(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel giving a statement in Berlin on Friday morning. The Brexit decision presents Dr  Merkel with the greatest headache of her career. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she accepts – “with great regret” – Britain’s decision to leave the EU but insisted the union would recover from thi(...)

Alternative für Deutschland’s  (AfD) new leader  Frauke Petry smiles  at the party congress in Essen, western Germany, at the weekend.  Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

The Eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is facing a split after a weekend putsch saw Prof Bernd Lucke, the party’s founder, ousted by a ha(...)