The title is link bait. I know.
The real title is:
Germany approves plans to fine social media firms up to €50m
But this is how I interpret it since they will become the de facto censors since it is known a large percentage of people get their news (fake or not) from these 3.
Measure requires social media platforms to remove obviously illegal hate speech and other postings within 24 hrs after receiving a notification or complaint, and to block other offensive content within 7 days.
... but critics warn it could have drastic consequences for free speech online.
the law also provides for fines of up to €5m for the person each company designates to deal with the complaints procedure if it doesn’t meet requirements
Talk about job stress. Any applicants?
and we Canucks also got into the fray.
Google Must Delete Search Results Worldwide, Supreme Court of Canada Rules
Those siding with Google, including civil liberties groups, had warned that allowing the injunction would harm free speech, setting a precedent to let any judge anywhere order a global ban on what appears on search engines.
We have not, to date, accepted that freedom of expression requires the facilitation of the unlawful sale of goods," wrote Judge Rosalie Abella.
Edited by bobbb, 09 July 2017 - 12:22 PM.