Skip to comments.Germany starts enforcing hate speech law
Posted on 12/31/2017 6:45:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material.
Sites that do not remove obviously illegal posts could face fines of up to 50 million (£44.3 million; $60 million). The law gives the networks 24 hours to act after they have been told about lawbreaking material.
Social networks and media sites with more than two million members will fall under the laws provisions. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be the laws main focus, but it is also likely to be applied to Reddit, Tumblr and Russian social network VK. Other sites such as Vimeo and Flickr could also be caught up in its provisions.
The Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG) law was passed at the end of June 2017 and came into force in early October. The social networks were given until the end of 2017 to prepare themselves for the arrival of NetzDG.
The call to police social media sites more effectively arose after several high-profile cases in which fake news and racist material was being spread via the German arms of prominent social media firms.
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Think spreading the muslim faith will be included as hate speech?
They are crumbling fast. I hope we learn from their mistakes, and in due time
Europe has fallen to Islam.
No, not yet; if that were so, then the churches would be paying the jizyah.
It’s fallen to Fabian socialism a long time ago though, and they’re pushing for more and more power.
Germany repeats itself.
Very soon this will be repackaged as an anti-blasphemy law. ISIS-style threats and hate speech will be allowed, a Christian sermon will be banned.
So they should be allowed to become bases from which to attack the USA?
Anybody know what it takes to break this law? I want to kick it up a notch!
You can see that Section 2 nullifies the entire article.
- Every person shall have the right freely to express and disseminate his opinions in speech, writing and pictures, and to inform himself without hindrance from generally accessible sources. Freedom of the press and freedom of reporting by means of broadcasts and films shall be guaranteed. There shall be no censorship.
- These rights shall find their limits in the provisions of general laws, in provisions for the protection of young persons, and in the right to personal honor.
- Arts and sciences, research and teaching shall be free. The freedom of teaching shall not release any person from allegiance to the constitution.
“They are crumbling fast. I hope we learn from their mistakes, and in due time”
We have...democrats haven’t,
(W)ith contempt shall I fling my glove in the worlds face. Then shall I stride through the wreckage a creator!The Dems and the Eurocrats all think the same way as old Karl; push the current society to the edge and let it fall over, so they can be the ones to rebuild it in their own image according to their preconceptions.
Is it too farfetched to think in a generation we will have to go back to war in Europe for a THIRD time? An Islamic/super socialist region is a threat to America (if America doesn’t elect more a-holes like Obama).
Certainly is not. That was the problem with the EU in the first place. Just like the USSR, they were always anti-US, especially when the USA defended Israel.
Im not a fan of most of these sites. Theyre mostly run by leftscum. But 24 hours to respond to a complaint when they get literally thousands a day? Pure insanity. If theyre smart, they will simply block Germany.
islam is a totalitarian death cult founded by a child rapist.