Pictures and names are circulating on TikTok that are supposed to show the identity of the alleged murderers of Luise (12) from Freudenberg.
The alleged perpetrators are met with a wave of hatred.
Munich – A week after the murder of 12-year-old Luise from Freudenberg, many still can't believe the crime.
The public will probably not find out what prompted the two alleged perpetrators, aged 12 and 13, to commit the murder.
The public prosecutor's office had announced that it would not publish any information about the motive or the crime.
Completely different information is already circulating on social networks.
The identity of the alleged perpetrators was revealed on TikTok.
Identity of the alleged perpetrators revealed on TikTok – speculation and hate wave
It only takes a few clicks to find speculation on the Internet about the identity of the alleged murderers.
The police announced on Thursday (March 16) that they had deleted the alleged perpetrators' accounts on TikTok and Instagram.
Screenshots of images intended to show the alleged perpetrators are still circulating on the platform.
Additionally, videos of them and their names are shared.
Some posts get thousands of clicks.
A veritable wave of hate hits the girls.
Candles and flowers lie in a forest in southern North Rhine-Westphalia.
First of all, there are assumptions that can be found under the TikTok videos of the alleged perpetrators.
"She killed Luise" or "she just killed her friend", users posted under the videos, as
Vigilante justice dominates the comments.
Alleged perpetrators on TikTok: Police are taking action against criminally relevant issues
According to the
NDR media magazine Zapp,
the TikTok algorithm should even prioritize the videos about the identity of the alleged perpetrators.
As a result, some of them would even be viewed up to 1.5 million times.
In the meantime, false accounts can also be found on TikTok that show videos and pictures of the alleged perpetrators.
The protection of personal rights does not seem to be relevant in social networks.
The dynamic developed through the emotionality of the case, as Josephine Ballon from the "Hate Aid" project, which deals with hate speech on the Internet,
explained to the
editorial network Germany (RND ).
"Of course the killing is horrible," Ballon said, but warns that the act doesn't justify "what's happening on social media." Police warned on Wednesday (March 16) against getting involved in the "witch hunt." participate.
One constantly checks "whether criminally relevant is posted," said a spokesman for the police.
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