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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 »

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 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 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 »

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 »

This country is taking the fight against Facebook to the next level - 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 »

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 »

Germany To Social Media Sites: Remove Hate Speech In 24 Hours Or Face $57 Million Fines - Forbes

Following months of European scrutiny over the impact of major tech firms, Germany has passed a controversial law that could hold Facebook and Twitter highly accountable for the content they host. Today, lawmakers in Germany passed a hotly debated law ...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 »

Leaked Facebook docs: weird censorship standards that protect "white men but not black children" - Boing Boing

Facebook is not responsible for bad speech by its users -- section 230 of the US Telecommunications Act says that libel and other forms of prohibited speech are the responsibility of users, not those who provide forums for users to communicate in ...and more »