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Germany plans to fine social media sites over hate speech


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017

Hitting them where it hurts: Failing to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly could result in a fine of up to €50mil (RM236.71mil) against an organisation, Maas said. — Reuters

Hitting them where it hurts: Failing to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly could result in a fine of up to €50mil (RM236.71mil) against an organisation, Maas said. — Reuters

BERLIN: Germany's Justice Minister on March 14 put forward a new draft law calling for social networks like Facebook to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to €50mil (RM236.71mil). 

"This (draft law) sets out binding standards for the way operators of social networks deal with complaints and obliges them to delete criminal content," Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement announcing the plans. 

   

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