Germany mulls crackdown on social media speech…


Date: December 27, 2016

01) Germany mulls crackdown on social media speech

“…the government of Germany is considering imposing a tough legal regime on Facebook and other social media sites. Next year it “will take up a bill that’d let it fine social networks like Facebook $500,000 [per post] for each day they leave a ‘fake news’ post up without deleting it.”

Are satire “news” sites going to be illegal in Germany?

…How do they determine what is fake, as opposed to being a difference in opinion and perspective?

This sounds like censorship gone mad.

This sort of think could kill Facebook, and social media in general.

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