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German parliament votes to fine social media over hate speech
2017年6月30日 / 早上8点28分 / 4 个月前

German parliament votes to fine social media over hate speech

BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - The German parliament on Friday approved a plan to fine social networks up to 50 million euros ($57.04 million) if they fail to remove hateful postings quickly, despite concerns the law could limit free expression.

Germany has some of the world’s toughest laws covering defamation, public incitement to commit crimes and threats of violence, with prison sentences for Holocaust denial or inciting hatred against minorities. But few online cases are prosecuted.

The measure requires social media platforms to remove obviously illegal hate speech and other postings within 24 hours after receiving a notification or complaint, and to block other offensive content within seven days. ($1 = 0.8767 euros) (Reporting by Thorsten Severin; Writing by Emma Thomasson and Andrea Shalal, editing by Thomas Escritt)

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