Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment decided to address the people sending him antisemitic, racist and insulting comments on social media. In a long Facebook post he answered several of them by name.
Eighteen year old Renske Evers was pretty shocked on Tuesday when she realized her brand new H&M sweater turned her whole upper body "Smurf blue". Her complaint on H&M's Facebook page went viral, getting thousands of likes.
The police arrested six teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 years old in Dordrecht on Friday on suspicion of spreading child pornography. The six teenagers are also suspected of threats, violent robbery and abuse, the police announced on Facebook.
The popularity of social media is still growing in the Netherlands, though Dutch users are making less and less use of Twitter. Young people in particular are using Twitter less, instead opting for Snap Chat and Instagram. Both these platform showed a big increase in Dutch users this year, according to an annual report by research form Newcom.
A 26 year old man from Deurne was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning on suspicion that he extorted the family of a missing girl. The family lives across the street from him
The arrest of former Dutch soldier Jitse Akse on suspicion that he killed ISIS-fighters in Syria, is leading to fierce criticism against the Public Prosecutor. The Prosecutor is abusing its powers as Akse was only arrested to prevent him from returning to Syria, says University of Amsterdam international law professor Geert-Jan Knoops. A petition against Akse's arrest already has almost 50 thousand signatures, and more than 21 thousand people liked a Facebook group created to show support for the former soldier.
Doetinchem trucker Peter Hagenaars' Facebook plea for bike safety lights after nearly hitting a girl on a bike in Borculo took the internet by storm. By 10:40 on Friday morning, 15 hours after he posted the plea, the post had 31,472 likes, 25,914 shares and 2,823 comments.
Henk and Carolien Peters from Duijnhoven were attacked in their bed and breakfast in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Henk posted the footage of the attack, caught on surveillance camera, on Facebook in the hopes that it will help to identify the perpetrators.
A woman is pressing charges against a man teaching a little girl a racist song about Moroccans in a video on Facebook, the white native Dutch woman D.V. confirmed to Afro Magazine.
Four Dutch privacy organizations threatened Facebook with legal action if the social media giant and its subsidiaries do not stop sharing European users' personal data with the United States. The groups gave Facebook until January 15th to clarify its policy on this matter
A father's emotional appeal on Facebook for more information about his 16 year old daughter's death - an apparent suicide - prompted the police to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death
A Twente woman received hundreds of threats and insults on social media after pointing out to a Hema store in Nijverdal that they were using the traditional Zwarte Piet, instead of the Chimney Pieten the chain decided on. Some of the responses to her Twitter post include wishes that she is raped, suggestions that she jump in front of a train and hopes that she disappears through the chimney of a crematorium.
Seventeen percent of teenagers in the Netherlands think that they are addicted to social media. Almost half of the teens between the ages of 12 and 18 years indicate that social media has a negative effect on their concentration, sleep and school performance.
Protest group Kick Out Zwarte Piet is pressing charges against people who left racist comments on a photo the group posted on Facebook.
Two IT investigators will be searching through the Facebook systems to find information on the person who posted a sex tape featuring 21 year old Werkendam woman Chantal.
Facebook is taking the 21 year old woman from Werkendam involved in the revenge porn case to court because the company does not want to allow a Dutch forensic IT investigator access to there systems.
A 13-year-old girl from Vakcollege in Helmond is still at home after bullies gave her a concussion, bruises on her neck, and bruised ribs. This girl's story hit the news after a video of the bullying incident was passed around Facebook and WhatsApp. The two abusers in the video have been expelled.
Eight people from six different regions of the Netherlands were fined for allegedly discriminatory and inflammatory comments posted on the “Steun de PVV” (“Support the PVV”) Facebook page in January. It was reported in January by the public prosecutor that a criminal investigation into the Facebook comments would be made.
A woman out of Amsterdam has launched a search for a kidney donor on Facebook. Petra De Wij, 48, figured her unconventional method of searching for a donor might be be luckier than waiting on a donor list.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs is organization an expert meeting in October to find ways to counter discrimination on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
More and more Dutch people are opening their hearts to refugees and offering help where they can. The central agency for asylum seekers in the Netherlands, the COA, have so many volunteers reporting that they can hardly keep up.
A squabble between two neighbors has escalated to the point where one furious Amsterdam resident has announced a 20 thousand euro "guaranteed reward" on Facebook to anyone who kills his neighbor and her friend.
Twin sisters from Indonesia are looking for their biological brother on Facebook. All three siblings were adopted as babies. The two sisters, Emilie and Lyn, found each other in Sweden three and a half years ago. Now they are searching for their brother, a search that led them to Ameland.
Former GroenLinks faction leader in Amsterdam-Zuidoost Iwan Leeuwin has taken issue with the name of the new online supermarket set to open in September. The store is named Picnic, which according to Leeuwin, is a historically racist term.