Why an Ambitious New Online Anti-Hate Speech Law Is Backfiring in Germany
January 15, 2018
The law is an attempt to transfer existing anti-hate legislation online. Any social media network with 2 million or more users in Germany — so Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat — is required to comply with German anti-hate laws by quickly removing illegal material from its platform. Once posts are flagged by users, sites have 24 hours to remove “obviously illegal” content — the law outlines 20 things in this category, including showing the swastika or inciting hatred — and a week in “complex cases.” If they don't, they could face a $60 million (€50 million fine).
Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-an-ambitious-new-online-anti-hate-speech-law-is-backfiring-germany-1074232
Get the Media Source Newsletter on your smartphone or tablet now!
A posting in the Federal Register on February 8 made it official: Broadcasters no longer have to...Posted on February 15, 2019
At today's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, event co-chairs Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) joined together...Posted on February 7, 2019
The new Democratic-led House Communications Subcommittee weighed back into the still legally muddy net neutrality waters...Posted on February 7, 2019
According to Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious liberty and human rights in China...Posted on January 23, 2019