New German Law to curb offensive comments on Social Media

Posted on by Saurav Khanduri

 New German Law: The German Justice ministry is thinking to frame a new law which will force social networking site to curb fake news and hate speech.

Heiko Mass, a German Justice Minister disclosed details of a new law that will force social networking sites to publish a quarterly accountability report.

 New German Law to curb offensive comments on Social Media

 New German Law: Violating the regulations could lead to a fine up to  $ 5.3

Under the new law, Under the new law, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks will be required to offer users “an easily recognisable, directly reachable, and constantly available” complaint process for “prosecutable content”.

“Violating these regulations could lead to a fine of up to $5.3 million for the individual employee responsible for the complaint procedure, and up to the same amount for the company itself.”

 New German Law to curb offensive comments on Social Media

Facebook 39 per cent and Twitter only 12 percent deleted offensive content

A test conducted by the child protection organisation Jugendschutz.net in January-February this year in which Justice minis found that Facebook only eliminated 39 per cent of disgusting content reported by users, whereas Twitter fared even worse, with only 1 per cent of content reported by users deleted.

“Hate and incitement endanger cohesion in our country and are poison for society. It’s unacceptable that companies make huge profits from social networks and at the same time slink away from their responsibility in fighting messages of hate.” Manuela Schwesig, Family Minister, was quoted as saying.

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