Germans Pass Law Imposing Fines On Facebook, Twitter Etc. If They Don’t Delete ‘Hate Speech’

I think we forget sometimes as Americans* that the First Amendment doesn’t cover the whole world. The American left may be attacking free speech in this country, but they don’t have much hope of succeeding at the moment, at least, given that we still have a slight conservative majority on the Supreme Court that’s willing to defend the Constitution (most of the time).

The rest of the world is an entirely different story, and that could present a problem for social media companies who understandably wish to operate on a global basis. And the problem is no longer just theoretical. Germany has just made it very real.

*I  think that American blog writers forget sometimes that people in other countries can read, too.