Germany can now fine social media sites $60 million for allowing hate speech

2018 rang in a new era in Germany in terms of the nation’s laws around hate speech, and in 2018, the country began enforcing strict regulations that could result in fines of up to $60 million if such posts are not removed within 24 hours

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Twitter's purge of far-right accounts sparks backlash, praise and confusion

Twitter began enforcing its new rules on hate speech and abuse on Monday, suspending a number of far-right accounts including those linked to prominent white nationalists and neo-Nazis, prompting responses that range from defiance to praise and bafflement.

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Facebook's alleged secretive censorship guidelines leaked in new report

Facebook’s content removal policies, including its confounding guidelines on hate speech, have been detailed in alleged internal documents leaked in a new report by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

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Rights Advocates Blast EU and Tech Firms' Hate Speech Code


Digital rights and free speech advocates are up in arms over Tuesday’s announcement of an agreement between the European Commission and four leading U.S. social media firms — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft — on a Code of Conduct designed to crack down on hate speech. The companies have agreed to adopt a system that allows users to flag illegal hate speech and incitement to violence. They also agreed to review flagged posts within 24 hours and to take appropriate action, such as removing them or blocking access.

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Donald Trump promises to make Apple manufacture in US instead of China

Article Image In a campaign speech at Virginia’s fundamentalist Liberty University on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tangentially promised that he would force Apple to manufacture its hardware in the US instead of looking to overseas labor.

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