Wednesday December 07, 2016

German Politician Threatens Facebook Over Online Hate Speech

Facebook better not mess around with the politicians in Germany. Those guys sound like they mean business and we all know how other countries like doling out those big ass fines to tech companies that are flush with cash.

A senior German conservative has warned Facebook it could face fines if it fails to act faster to tackle online hate speech, and he said the government could propose legislative measures in the new year. "I expect from big companies like Facebook that they adhere to laws. If they are not respected than we must think about new possibilities, fines for example," he said.