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Germany approves plans to fine social media firms up to €50m - The Guardian

German justice minister Heiko Maas, the driving force behind the new bill. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP. Social media companies face fines of up to €50m (£43m) if they persistently fail to remove illegal content from their sites under a new law passed ...and more »

Germany passes controversial law to fine Facebook over hate speech - The Verge

German lawmakers have passed a controversial law under which Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies could face fines of up to €50 million ($57 million) for failing to remove hate speech. The Network Enforcement Act, commonly referred to as ...and more »

Germany to fine Facebook and YouTube €50m if they fail to delete hate speech - Telegraph.co.uk

Germany could impose hefty fines on social media companies that fail to delete hate speech in a crackdown against abuse online. The German parliament has voted in favour of a law that includes the provision to levy fines of up to €50 million (£44m ...and more »

Delete Hate Speech or Pay Up, Germany Tells Social Media Companies - New York Times

BERLIN — Social media companies operating in Germany face fines of as much as $57 million if they do not delete illegal, racist or slanderous comments and posts within 24 hours under a law passed on Friday. The law reinforces Germany's position as one ...and more »

Germany votes for 50m euro social media fines - BBC News

Social media companies in Germany face fines of up to 50m euros ($57.1; £43.9m) if they fail to remove "obviously illegal" content in time. From October, Facebook, YouTube, and other sites with more than two million users in Germany must take down ...and more »

Facebook could now be fined $57m over hate speech - Mashable

Facebook beware — Germany is finally getting serious on fighting hate speech, and that has wider consequences. SEE ALSO: This country is waging a war against Facebook. For some time, the European country flagged the possibility it could impose a heavy ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media giants 24 hours to tear down hate speech - The Register

The German parliament has today approved a law that would see social media titans fined up to €50m if they don't quickly remove hate speech from their sites. The law - Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz, or Network Enforcement Act - gives the likes of ...and more »

Germany has approved €50 million fake news fines that could target Facebook and Google - Business Insider

Facebook, YouTube, and other social media firms will be fined up to €50 million (£43.9 million) by Germany if they fail to remove hate speech and other criminal content within 24 hours, BBC News reports. The new legislation, which applies to platforms ...and more »