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

Germany's Network Enforcement Act will fine social networks for hate speechDigital TrendsWhile 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 ...and more »

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

Facebook, Twitter could face up to €50 million fines in Germany for failing to promptly delete hate speechTechSpotGerman 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 ...and more »

Germany to fine social media sites over hate speech - The Hill

Germany to fine social media sites over hate speechThe HillGermany passed a law on Friday that would impose severe fines on social media sites that do not remove illegal hate speech within 24 hours of it being flagged, according to The New York Times. Fines would start at around $5.7 million and could reach up ...and more »

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

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

RTGermany's €50m social media fines: Is it a threat to free speech?RTA 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 ...and more »

Sites That Don't Remove Hate Speech Will Get Big Fines In Germany - Newsy;

Sites That Don't Remove Hate Speech Will Get Big Fines In Germany - Newsy

NewsySites That Don't Remove Hate Speech Will Get Big Fines In GermanyNewsy... That Don't Remove Hate Speech Will Get Big Fines In Germany. The government voted to fine social media companies over $5.7 million if they don't remove criminal content in 24 hours. ShareTweetEmail · SMS. Flash plugin failed to load. Share Video.and more »

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

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

Metro USWhite men protected more than black children by Facebook's hate speech censorship: ReportMetro USGuidelines 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.and more »

Manufacturing civility - TechCrunch;

Manufacturing civility - TechCrunch

TechCrunchManufacturing civilityTechCrunchFacebook'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 »

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

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

Washington PostGermany tells social media companies to erase hate — or face fines up to $57 millionWashington PostBERLIN — 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 needs to be more open about its hate-speech policy - Engadget;

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

EngadgetFacebook needs to be more open about its hate-speech policyEngadgetOn 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," ...and more »

Germany Passes Law to Fine Social Media Sites For Not Removing Hate Speech - MRCTV (blog);

Germany Passes Law to Fine Social Media Sites For Not Removing Hate Speech - MRCTV (blog)

MRCTV (blog)Germany Passes Law to Fine Social Media Sites For Not Removing Hate SpeechMRCTV (blog)Under a new German law, social media platforms that do not delete content deemed hateful within 24 hours will face a fine of up to 50 million euros ($57 million). The New York Times reports new law will require sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and ...and more »

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

German Lawmakers Pass Restriction on Free SpeechHuman 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, ...and more »

German parliament votes to fine social media over hate speech - Dhaka Tribune;

German parliament votes to fine social media over hate speech - Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka TribuneGerman parliament votes to fine social media over hate speechDhaka TribuneThe German parliament on Friday approved a plan to fine social media networks up to €50m if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly, despite concerns the law could limit free expression. Germany has some of the world's toughest laws covering ...and more »

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

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

GizmodoNew German Law Forces Facebook To Remove Hate Speech or Pay Over $50 MillionGizmodoGermany'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 ...and more »

Germany to Facebook: Remove Hate Speech or Pay $57M - PCMag India;

Germany to Facebook: Remove Hate Speech or Pay $57M - PCMag India

PCMag IndiaGermany to Facebook: Remove Hate Speech or Pay $57MPCMag IndiaStarting this fall, social media companies like Facebook and Twitter must remove hate speech within 24 hours or face fines from the German government. 0shares; Facebook; Twitter; Linkedin; Pinterest; Google Plus; Reddit; Hacker News. Under new rules ...and more »

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

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

Naked SecurityNews in brief: Germany to levy €50m fines on social media; Facebook drone success; hacker offers Petya helpNaked SecurityGerman 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 ...and more »

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

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

Tom's HardwareGerman Law Requires Companies To Swiftly Delete 'Obviously Illegal' User ContentTom's HardwareThe 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 could fine social media companies millions for hate speech - CNET;

Germany could fine social media companies millions for hate speech - CNET

CNETGermany could fine social media companies millions for hate speechCNETHeiko Maas, Germany's federal minister of justice and consumer protection, said the law is meant to "prevent a climate of fear and intimidation." Adam Berry/Getty Images. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter could be subject to fines in ...and more »

Germany passes law with huge fines for Internet companies that don't bar hate speech - Ars Technica;

Germany passes law with huge fines for Internet companies that don't bar hate speech - Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaGermany passes law with huge fines for Internet companies that don't bar hate speechArs TechnicaGermany has passed a law that creates tight deadlines in which social media websites must remove hate speech. These platforms now face massive fines if they don't comply. Within 24 hours, websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube must remove ...and more »

But concerns raised by social media firms and campaigners over free speech - Daily Mail

But concerns raised by social media firms and campaigners over free speechDaily MailGermany will fine social media networks up to 50 million euros (£44m) if they fail to remove hateful posts. The law, passed today, gives social media networks 24 hours to delete or block obviously criminal content and seven days to deal with less clear ...and more »

German parliament backs plan to fine social media over hate speech - Eyewitness News;

German parliament backs plan to fine social media over hate speech - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsGerman parliament backs plan to fine social media over hate speechEyewitness NewsThe law gives social media networks 24 hours to delete or block obviously criminal content and seven days to deal with less clear-cut cases. Picture: Supplied. Germany · Social media · Social media networks. Email; Print ...and more »