To paraphrase an ancient tune by one of the ex Eagle cats...
"Love those Germans! Sooo meticulous!"
Free speech has never truly been a Deutsche thing. Even back in Wilhemine Germany, by Freedom House standards, Germany never really embraced unbridled inquiry or considered freedom of speech all that important.
All the Faux news meme is the rage and Der Spiegel reported the Fatherland is going for a Ministry of Truth in the Bundes Republik
"Think of the truth as a great keyboard on which the government can play..."