Thursday, July 20, 2017

New German law to punish fake news and hate speech

Twelve million Germans have newspaper subscriptions, whereas 28 million use Facebook.

Germany has passed a new law compelling social media companies to remove 'evidently unlawful' abusive material within 24 hours. Failing to obey the law could mean fines up to €50 million.

Fake news or hate speech that isn't strictly unlawful has seven days to be assessed under the new law, which comes into effect in October for services with more than two million German users.

1 comment:

Andreas said...

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