Germans Order Removal of Facebook "Like" Button
North German officials demanded the removal of the Facebook "like" plugin from all websites and to remove all Facebook fan pages by the end of next month or face fines and/or imprisonment.
"We are Germans", said Helmut Svinehund, a spokesperson for Schleswig-Holstein's Data Protection Commissioner's Office. "We do not like things!"
Some Germans disagreed with Svinhund. "I like some things!" argued Anna Schröder, a Munich barmaid. "I would like to keep the like button!"
"Then she should go to jail!" countered Svinehund.
Svinehund argued that the like button is a threat to society and will cause turmoil.
The official also reinforced the stereotype that Germans have no sense of humor.