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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