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  • 03.14.17

Germany may impose $53 million fines on social media sites that don’t remove hate speech

The Germany justice minister wants to fine firms such as Facebook and Twitter up to 50 million euros ($53 million) if they fail to swiftly remove hate speech or defamatory fake news from their sites, reports the AP. The justice minister cites research that shows Facebook only deletes 39% of such content flagged by users, while Twitter deletes only a paltry 1%.MG