Internet companies can’t be judges of free speech

For US Internet corporate giants, Germany has become ground zero in the global regulatory battle on how to deal with hate speech on social media platforms. Facebook’s concern that the draft of a new law currently currently making its way through the German legislative process “would force private companies instead of courts to decide which content is illegal in Germany” is spot on.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: Germany, social media, censorship, illegal content, hate speech, freedom of expression

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2017

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