Germany Fines Social Media Sites For Not Deleting ‘Hate Speech’

In Germany, social media sites can now be fined if they do not immediately delete “hate speech” or “fake news” from their platforms.

According to HuffPo, “Germany’s controversial Network Enforcement Act, also known as the NetzDG law, took effect Jan. 1.

The law requires any internet platform with more than 2 million users to implement a system for reporting and scrubbing potentially illicit content, including ‘threats of violence and slander.'”

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LATEST: Two Killed In Iran As Protests Rage, Government Shuts Down Messaging Apps

The government of Iran has shut down internet and phone lines as protests enter their 4Ith day, and two protesters have been killed as forces crack down on civil unrest.

On Sunday, the Iranian government announced that protesters would “pay the price” for their unrest, and that those who defy government officials “must be responsible for their behavior.”

They also appeared to crack down on an internet messaging app that has been fueling protests, slowing down internet access in cities where anti-government sentiment is high.

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2016: The Worst Year for Your Privacy

In a post title ‘2016 Year in Review: The Worst Year for Your Privacy, ever‘, a review of the top

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