Germany's Network Enforcement Act will fine social networks for hate speech - Digital Trends

While the law may only apply to Germany, it could cause social media platforms to beef up their responses to hate speech in other countries as well. Recent events have social media platforms sharing just how they handle hate speech, but a new law in ...

Facebook, Twitter could face up to €50 million fines in Germany for failing to promptly delete hate speech - TechSpot

German lawmakers have approved a controversial bill aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks, under which sites like Facebook and Twitter could face fines of up to €50 million ($57 million) for failing to delete such postings within 24 ...

Germany's €50m social media fines: Is it a threat to free speech? - RT

A new German law creates an incentive for social media companies to remove items on a precautionary basis and is the start of infringing on freedom of speech, says political activist and social justice campaigner George Barda. Internet giants such as ...

White men protected more than black children by Facebook's hate speech censorship: Report - Metro US

Guidelines for the company's "content reviewers" are secret, elaborate and can actually suppress minority voices, an investigation found. By. Michael Martin. Published : June 30, 2017. Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · Reddit · StumbleUpon · Email. More.

Manufacturing civility - TechCrunch

Facebook's task is unenviable. Two billion people, all yammering on about literally everything in the world. And hidden in that unending torrent are an unknown number of abhorrent, hateful utterances that would be better off unuttered. But the method ...

Germany tells social media companies to erase hate — or face fines up to $57 million - Washington Post

BERLIN — Social media companies will face stiff penalties under a new German law for failing to swiftly remove hateful content. The measure, which cleared Germany's Parliament on Friday, stipulates fines of up to $57 million if companies such as ...

Facebook needs to be more open about its hate-speech policy - Engadget

On Wednesday, ProPublica published a report that outlines some pretty bizarre reasoning behind Facebook's approach to hate speech and censorship. Evidence shows that Facebook has a moderation policy that could favor "white men" over "black children," ...

German Lawmakers Pass Restriction on Free Speech - Human Rights First (blog)

In a blow to free speech, German lawmakers today passed a bill requiring social media companies to remove illegal content, including hate speech. Sites with more than two million users could face fines of up to €50 million. Over the last two years, ...

New German Law Forces Facebook To Remove Hate Speech or Pay Over $50 Million - Gizmodo

Germany's parliament passed a law on Friday that forces social media sites to quickly take down illegal and slanderous content or face a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million). The new rule affects Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sites with more ...

News in brief: Germany to levy €50m fines on social media; Facebook drone success; hacker offers Petya help - Naked Security

German lawmakers have voted in favour of a proposal to levy huge fines on social media providers if they don't take down “obviously illegal” content in a timely fashion. Under the new “Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz” law, which comes into effect after ...

German Law Requires Companies To Swiftly Delete 'Obviously Illegal' User Content - Tom's Hardware

The German Parliament passed a new social media law, called the “Network Enforcement Act” (“NetzDG” in German), that punishes social media companies with fines ranging from 5 million to 50 million euro if they don't immediately remove “obviously ...