Germany

Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks

Score:

1 out of 5

Proposed: Currently

Germany's attempt to reduce "fake news," this policy proposal would impose criminal consequences for social networks that do not censor vaguely defined "hate speech" or "defamatory fake news." Punishment would be an administrative offense that could include a fine between 5 and 50 million euros.

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Cons

Facebook is implementing programs that would define "hate speech" as well as "derogatory fake news," so as to remove them from their feed. However they've gone so far as to create an algorithm to recognize unreliable news, pushing it further down in a user's' feed and in doing so enacting a censorship.

Tags:
  • Censorship,
  • International