Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Merkel and Soros

The German parliament has approved a controversial law that would impose high fines on social media companies like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for failing to swiftly delete posts deemed to exhibit hate speech.

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  • Justin St.Denis

    Mutti Merkel is one scary bitch. I would suggest Twitter, YouTube and Facebook simply refuse to serve the German market. It will be to their financial advantage to do so since Mutti Merkel’s definition of hate speech is so loosey-goosey.

  • tom_billesley

    Should be fun, posting koranical verses and reporting them.

    • Tooth&Claw

      I like this idea very much.

      • Maggat

        Yes, it could be very effective.

  • Exile1981

    But don’t worry the Germans have decided that beheading videos and anti-Jewish propaganda are not hate speech.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Hate speech deletions are the book burning of our day.
    They are in effect the exact same thing.

    “…so many people were offended by the various content of books, that they started banning them, censoring them, and sometimes even burning them themselves. They were offended by them, so reading them became the uncool thing to do; if you read those hate-mongering books, you were a racist, or insensitive, or prejudiced. Also, if you read books you were considered snobby because you made people who didn’t read look and feel stupid. The stigma placed on you if you read books was so uncomfortable that people stopped reading to avoid being made fun of and ostracized. So, books became unpopular in that way. All of that paved the way for the firemen.”

  • Dave

    Coming up soon, anti-nwo and anti-eu revolutions? Or are the europeans to spineless?

    • Justin St.Denis

      Europeans are too spineless.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I like the idea of fining the firms and not the people.