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Jan 13 '17 13:00

Social media companies like Twitter, Yahoo and Apple are increasingly denying requests for information from the Dutch Public Prosecutor, the Financieele Dagblad reports based on its own an analysis of the various technology companies' transparency reports.

Yahoo and Twitter did not agree to a single request last year. Apple is also agreeing to fewer and fewer requests for information. Facebook on the other hand, is quite generous in providing information. 

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Jan 10 '17 12:00

A video of emergency services in Rosmalen rescuing a boy who got stuck after sledding on too thin ice was posted on Facebook ans watched over 1.3 million times in less than three days. 

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Dec 12 '16 14:55

PostNL fired one of its drivers with immediate effect on Monday for a Facebook post in which he praised the bombing in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend. The Dutch postal service confirmed the dismissal on Facebook and Twitter, following an outraged storm of reactions.

"Too bad there were only 20 deaths, there should have been many more. At least those 29 aren't coming here, great." The man wrote on Facebook

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Dec 12 '16 13:45

A 65-year-old man was found guilty of and sentenced to 60 hours of community service by the court in The Hague on Monday. Half of the sentence is conditionally suspended, ANP reports.

Oct 17 '16 14:45

Breda man John Vermetten is looking for the perpetrator that scratched text like "homo" and "buy a better car" into his dark blue Tesla last week. He turned to Facebook in his search for the perpetrator.

Oct 10 '16 09:44

Nadia Rashid, the mother of kidnapped 2-year-old Insiya Hemani, posted an emotional message on Facebook, begging everyone to keep looking for her daughter.

Sep 22 '16 09:17

Ismail Ilgun, the young vlogger who made headlines in recent weeks because of his videos about young people causing trouble in the Zaandam neighborhood Poelenburg, apologized for his behavior on Facebook. "I confess that I showed stupid behavior and posted certain things online that is should not have, but it should never have gone this far", he writes.

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Sep 15 '16 07:51

Mayor Jaap Kuin of the municipality Pekela issued an emergency decree on Wednesday night after a call on Facebook to gather at the asylum center in Oude Pekela, Groningen

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Sep 12 '16 09:38

Fugitive terrorism suspect Abid Tabaouni visited Amsterdam in March, according to a photo he posted on his Facebook page. The photo shows him posing before the IJ with the Eye film museum and the A'DAM Tower in the background

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Aug 4 '16 12:20

A police officer who shot and killed an aggressive dog after he attacked a person at a block party in Santpoort on Monday, decided to explain what happened after videos of the incident caused an uproar on social media. He told his tale on IJmond police's Facebook account.

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Jul 19 '16 14:15

The administrators of right-wing group Nederland mijn Vaderland - Netherlands my Fatherland in English - were surprised to find that their account was removed on Facebook on Saturday. On the social media site they were met with a red beam and the message that their page does not comply with Facebook's guidelines

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Jul 15 '16 10:06

A 44-year-old man from Kampen was sentenced to 30 days in prison, half of which conditionally suspended, for insulting King Willem-Alexander. The court found the man guilty of deliberately insulting the head of state

Jun 17 '16 11:55

Vocational school Florijn College in Breda is currently the subject of the investigation into a revenge porn case surrounding 22-year-old Chantal from Werkendam. Investigators believe that a sex video featuring Chantal and her ex-boyfriend may have been uploaded from this school

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Jun 14 '16 09:47

Facebook temporarily blocked Amsterdam artist Peter Klashorst from the social media site for not following the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. According to Klashorst, Facebook finds one of his paintings of Donald Trump offensive and suggests that he uses underage models for his work, the artist said to Het Parool.

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May 24 '16 12:10

A 20-year-old woman from Zwolle is looking for the people who assaulted her and a friend after an evening out in her home town. The assault started with a man calling her friend a "nigger" and ended with the Zwolle woman being hit in the face with a glass, leaving her with a deep cut under the eye and permanent scarring, she writes on Facebook.

May 18 '16 12:20

Whoever posted the sex tape of Brabant revenge porn victim Chantal on Facebook last year, likely did so from a secondary vocational school in Noord-Brabant, the Telegraaf reported on Tuesday based on a report released by Facebook.

Apr 29 '16 07:50

Facebook received 271 requests for information from the Dutch authorities last year. About 73 percent of these requests were granted or partially granted, according to a biannual report on requests by governments the social media site published on Thursday.

Apr 13 '16 13:15

Google is helping Brabant revenge porn victim Chantal remove search results involving her name. A sex tape of her and an ex that was posted on Facebook last year is still popping up in search results when her name is googled, causing harm in her personal and work life

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Apr 7 '16 15:45

A lesbian couple was attacked and severely assaulted by three men in Groningen during the early hours of Sunday morning. An open letter posted on Facebook by one of the couple's friends took the internet by storm. Janet hopes that her story will make people aware that homophobia exists, even in the Netherlands.

Mar 22 '16 07:41

A British court sentenced Dutch volleyball champion Steven van de Velde to four years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook. The 21-year-old volleyball player confessed to three counts of rape

Mar 8 '16 07:29

Dating app Tinder violates that privacy of its users. The app stores all kinds of personal information from a user's Facebook account and the shares it with third parties. Its privacy terms are also far too vague and broadly worded, according to consumers' organization Consumentenbond.

Mar 4 '16 08:54

Facebook and revenge porn victim Chantal from Werkendam reached a settlement regarding which investigators Facebook will allow access to their systems. This means that the court will not have to rule on the matter on Friday, both Facebook and crime reporter Peter R. de Vries announced on Thursday.

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Feb 26 '16 11:09

Fokke de Jong, owner of Amsterdam fashion chain SuitSupply, received death threats over the company's latest ad campaign, he told local broadcaster AT5. The new ad posters show a bare-chested woman with two men sliding down her body.

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Feb 11 '16 08:19

Police officers are allowed to pay a visit to people who protest against the arrival of asylum seekers in "an abnormal manner" on social media, Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said to the lower house of Dutch parliament on Wednesday

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