In Germany directed its efforts to combat hatred in social networks
The German government is planning to actively deal with hateful comments on social media.
German authorities intend to actively deal with comments on social networks, hate speech and fake news. If prohibited content is not removed, social networks face fines, announced on Saturday, January 14, the newspaper Rheinische Post, citing a conversation the head of the CDU/CSU in the Bundestag Volker of Caudera and the Minister of justice of Germany, the social Democrat Heiko Maas.
According to the newspaper, the ruling German coalition of the block of Christian parties CDU/CSU and the Social democratic party intends to ensure that Facebook, Twitter and other Internet services were readily available to the departments complaints and respond within 24 hours. Otherwise, they would face a severe penalty .
Internet platform is not doing the requirements of the act to remove aggressive comments and fake news defamatory, according to the policy. Therefore, in their opinion, now we should enforce the clear terms. “We hope that the practice of removal of Facebook will be significantly improved,” said Heiko Mas in an interview with Rheinische Post. He threatened “immediate legal consequences” if, in the course of monitoring, which will be held in the coming weeks, it turns out that too little is erased punishable content.