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Germany lifts strict constitutional ban on Nazi symbols to allow them in video games

Germany has softened its longstanding and strict ban on swastikas and other Nazi symbols, to allow their inclusion in computer and video games, after a heated public debate over the Wolfenstein video game franchise. The lifting of the ban on Nazi symbols, if used in a “socially adequate” way, was announced by a German industry group on Thursday. The Entertainment ...

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Nazi symbols near synagogue in Indiana spark outrage, highlighting lack of a state hate crime law

Social media users have called on state legislators to pass a hate crime law in Indiana, after Nazi symbols were discovered on a wall at the refuse disposal shed wall of a synagogue in Hamilton County, Indiana. Sometime before Saturday morning, unknown individual(s) spray-painted a pair of Nazi flags and iron cross graffiti on two walls of a brick shed ...

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Russian parliament moves to ease current ban on display of Nazi symbols

A senator from the opposition party, Fair Russia, has drafted a bill to decriminalize the use and public display of Nazi symbols for the purpose of research, education or art; as opposed to the promotion of extremist ideas. Read more In an explanatory note attached to the bill, Senator Anton Belyakov wrote that existing laws do not distinguish between actual ...

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IOC allow Statue of Liberty on USA hockey helmets; Russian symbols still banned

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltenders to wear helmets depicting the Statue of Liberty, despite concerns that they may violate IOC rules on national symbols. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby both have custom-made masks for the ongoing PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games emblazoned with the image of the iconic statue in ...

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Back to USSR? IOC to review use of Soviet symbols by Russia

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) special commission will decide whether Soviet symbols can be used by the Russian athletes at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, after Russia’s national emblems were banned. According to the official answer from the IOC, published by Russian outlet R-Sport, the Olympic governing body is to review the possible use of Soviet symbols. READ MORE: IOC ...

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Russian Olympic ‘Fans House’ in PyeongChang to be allowed to use national symbols

Russian Olympic team ‘Fans House’ director Oleg Rumyantsev has received the official approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to display the country’s national emblems during the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. “A heart composed of ribbons in the color of the national flag has always been our symbol and it will be used in the Fans House. The ...

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Twitter is done with hate symbols and violent groups

Twitter, a platform infested with trolls, hate and abuse, can be one of the worst places on the Internet. As a followup to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweetstorm last week, in which he promised to crack down on hate and abuse by implementing more aggressive rules, Twitter is gearing up to roll out some updates in the coming weeks, Wired ...

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NYC agency to probe Nazi symbols in Queens lobby

The city Human Rights Commission is launching an investigation into a Queens condo building that decked out its lobby with a bizarre display featuring Nazi and Confederate symbols. Investigators will probe whether there’s illegal harassment going on at the Sunnyside building run by manager Neal Milano, according to the commission and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens). “There are people in ...

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Muslim MP calls for government to BAN Christian symbols after burka outlawed in Austria

Austria’s coalition government announced the ban on the burka and niqab in public spaces such as courts and schools on Monday in a bid to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, whose candidate nearly won last month’s presidential vote.  The ruling Social Democratic party (SPÖ) and the centre-right Austrian People’s party (ÖVP) is also considering a more general ...

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Outrage as two euro coin with Nazi swastika and SS symbols found in Germany

Restaurant employee, Marvin Schramm, found the coin as he was dividing the tips between his colleagues when he noticed an unusual two-euro coin. On the front of the coin, there was an imperial eagle and a swastika.  On the back, in the middle of the federal eagle’s chest, a double so-called runic insignia, the sign of Hitler’s Secret Service, was ...

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