Nord of the South
- Feb 23, 2012
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/02/germanys-social-media-hate-speech-law-is-now-in-effect/A new law has come into force in Germany aimed at regulating social media platforms to ensure they remove hate speech within set periods of receiving complaints — within 24 hours in straightforward cases or within seven days where evaluation of content is more difficult.
The name of the law translates to ‘Enforcement on Social Networks’. It’s also referred to as NetzDG, an abbreviation of its full German name.
Fines of up to €50 million can be applied under the law if social media platforms fail to comply, though as Spiegal Online reports there is a transition period for companies to gear up for compliance — which will end on January 1, 2018. However the Ministry in charge has started inspections this month..............
Should our government regulate social media?
What stops governments from exploiting and using it for personal agendas?