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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 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 »

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 Officially Gives Up On Free Speech: Will Fine Internet Companies That Don't Delete 'Bad' Speech - Techdirt

Yeah, yeah, before you rush to the comments and start justifying this by saying that Europe doesn't respect free expression in the same way the US does, let's just say while that may be true, this is still bad: Germany has moved forward with a plan to ...and more »

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech - Deutsche Welle

Under the new legislation, social media companies have 24 hours to remove posts that obviously violate German law and have been reported by other users. In cases that are more ambiguous, Facebook and other sites have seven days to deal with the ...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 »

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 »

German vote approves harsher fines for illegal social content - MobileMarketing Magazine

Social media companies in Germany will face fines of up to €50m (£44m) if they fail to remove “obviously illegal” content within 24 hours, thanks to a newly passed law that will apply to all social media sites with more than 2m users. The new law ...and more »