Twitter erases hateful tweets after Israeli artist's stunt

WATCH: Anti-Semitic Tweets Painted Outside Twitter's HQ by Jewish Comedian

WATCH: Anti-Semitic Tweets Painted Outside Twitter's HQ by Jewish Comedian

"If Twitter forces me to see these things, then they should have to see it as well", he said, claiming the tweets went against the company's guidelines. He claimed responsibility for the act on Monday in a tweet, which said: "I reported about 300 hate tweets".

German-Israeli comedian Shahak Shapira spray painted what was said in the tweets onto the sidewalks outside the social network's offices in Germany.

Employees heading to work at Twitter's offices in Hamburg last week were greeted by a series of racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs sprayed in chalk outside their front door.

In comparison, Shapira said his complaints over 150 similar messages on Facebook led to 80% of them being removed by the company's administrators within three days. Hateful sentiments like "Germany needs a final solution to Islam" and "Let's gas the Jews" were emblazoned across the road and pavement, in a hands-on bid to win the company's attention.

"The statements I reported weren't just plain insults or jokes, but absolutely serious threats of violence, homophobia, xenephobia, or Holocaust denial", he says in the video.

The crimes committed by Nazi Germany against the Jews is a sensitive matter and the German government has been working relentlessly to neutralise the issue and maintain peace.

Twitter is now taking action on 10 times as many abusive accounts compared with the same time previous year, the company added.

"I can't see how Twitter is going to be able to do that", Shapira said.

Starting in October, social media companies operating in Germany could face fines as high as 50 million euros, or almost S$80 million, if they do not respond to requests to remove illegal, racist or slanderous comments and posts within 24 hours of being notified.

According to the June 2017 European Commission's review of Illegal Hate Speech online, Twitter has sped up dealing with notifications, reviewing 39% of them in less than 24 hours.

An artist has hit back at Twitter in a powerful way after the company failed to delete racist and abusive tweets.

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