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

Measure requires social media platforms to remove obviously illegal hate speech and other postings within 24 hours of receiving a notification. Staff and agencies. Fri 30 Jun 2017 07.14 EDT Last modified on Fri 30 Jun 2017 09.44 EDT. Share on Facebook ...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 »

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's New Law Is a Milestone for Social Media Regulation in Europe - Fortune

On a day overshadowed by a historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage, German lawmakers formally approved a new law that will expose social media companies such as Facebook to heavy fines if they fail to take down hate speech and other criminal ...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 »

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 ...and 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 ...and more »

Facebook 'Hate Speech' Rules Protect Races And Sexes -- So, Yes, White Men Are Going To Be 'Protected' - Techdirt

ProPublica recently obtained some internal documents related to Facebook's hate speech moderation. Hate speech -- as applied to Facebook -- isn't a statutory term. Much of what Facebook removes is still protected speech. But Facebook is a private ...and more »

Germany gears up to fine social networks for Holocaust denial - The Times of Israel

New bill would target sites that fail to remove illegal hate speech; critics warn it could be a blow to freedom of expression. By Frank Jordans 30 June 2017, 5:49 am 1 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 18 shares. This file photo taken on ...and more »