Monday December 19, 2016

Germany Threatens to Fine Facebook Over Hate Speech

Facebook really needs to do something about this before Germany starts levying the fines. Nothing motivates governments into action faster, regardless of the reason, than the possibility of getting big fat juicy fines from a company with deep pockets like Facebook.

German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and could face stiff fines unless it deletes illegal content faster. In an interview published Friday, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said his ministry was checking whether it would be possible to make social networking sites legally liable for illegal posts.

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