A small town in the Netherlands filed a lawsuit against Twitter ( TWTR.N ) on Friday, demanding the social media site remove all posts related to a gang of pederasts who allegedly practiced Satanism in the area in the 1980s.
Bodegraven-Reywijk, a city of approximately 35,000 inhabitants, has been the subject of conspiracy theories on social media since 2020, when three people began spreading false rumors of child abuse and murder in the area. In the 1980s. The lead story writer said he had early memories of seeing a group of people brutalizing a young man in Podgervan.
The rumors caused chaos in Podgrave as dozens of male Twitter followers flocked to a nearby cemetery to place flowers and handwritten notes on the graves of young men who had fallen victim to Satan’s web. Twitter’s lawyer, Jens van den Brink, declined to comment ahead of Friday’s hearing at The Hague District Court.
Last year, the same court ordered the men to immediately delete all tweets, threats and other online content related to the incident and ensure that none of it appears again. However, despite their faith, Biteragan News is still broadcast on social networks, while others repeated their account, forcing the city to raise the Twitter problem. According to lawyer Kish Didhararavan, “If their reports are not removed from the places, the conspirators will have to intervene.”
In July, Van de Jannnon called on Badrgan to seek any reports of the case of Bodgravan not only three men, but also the request has not yet received a response from the US company. All those responsible for the Budgrave saga are currently in prison after being convicted in separate court cases of incitement and threats to kill several people, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte and former Health Minister Hugo de Jong.