Tuesday, March 14, 2017

AP - German Justice Minister wants big "hate speech" fines on social media - (1) AP doesn't define; (2) Our 'flagging' like N Koreans snitching on neighbors? --tma

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BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail to swiftly remove illegal content, such as hate speech or defamatory "fake news."

The plan proposed Tuesday marks a further step in Germany's attempt to impose its strict domestic laws against incitement on the free-wheeling world of online chatter.

Justice Minister Heiko Maas, a member of the center-left Social Democratic Party, said social media companies had already taken voluntary steps to crack down on hate crimes that have resulted in improvements.
"This isn't sufficient yet," Maas said ...