As a rule, posts and comments are illegal and not a permissible opinion if they devalue or attack people or if they call for violence against people. These are usually racist, anti-Semitic or sexist comments. – Do not look away In order to react adequately to hate postings, one should remain objective, argue meaningfully and substantiate statements with verified sources. – Save evidence Create screenshots, which should also be marked with date and time. If attacks come by mail or messenger, it is important to save messages or chat histories. – Seek help from organizations like ” Hateaid.org ” advise and support. On ” Zivile-Helden.de ” there is information about counselling centres. – Report attacks Posts with defamatory statements should be reported to the platform where you discovered them – whether it’s about your own person or others. Meanwhile, all social networks offer reporting functions, which are usually explained on the help pages. If illegal content is not deleted or blocked in time, you can file a complaint with the Federal Office of Justice. Postings and posts that are considered punishable should be reported to the police, for example to the so-called online or Internet guards that the state police have set up. Help with criminal complaint & Co offers the site ” Hassmelden.de “.