Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#GERMANY: New Law Could Hit Facebook With €50 million Fines For Not Banning Hate Speech

[world politics news]

Saying voluntary measures by social media companies have been "insufficient" in tackling hate speech ,Justice Minister Heiko Maas has proposed a law that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites.
Maas, who has been highly critical of Facebook's efforts to clamp down on outlawed racist and xenophobic posts and comments, said the new measures could carry penalties against the offending company of up to €50 million.


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