Germany warns social-media companies on 'hate speech' - WND.com

(London Telegraph) 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 ...

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

While 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 ...

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

German 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 ...

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

Germany 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

... 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.

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

Guidelines 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

On 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," ...

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

German Lawmakers Pass Restriction on Free Speech - Human 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, ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Germany'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 ...

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

Starting 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 ...

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

German 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 ...

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 ...

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

Heiko 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 ...

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

Germany 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 ...

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

Germany 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 ...