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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Germany Requests Internet Giants To Crack Down On Hate Speech

Germany Says Internet Giants to Crack Down on Hate Speech

AFP | December 15, 2015

Germany announced a deal Tuesday with social network giants Facebook, Twitter and Google to clamp down on hate speech, with the Internet companies pledging to remove offending posts within 24 hours.
Pressure has grown on the US companies in Germany to take action after the number of xenophobic and racist comments online exploded, with the far-right taking aim at the record number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany this year.


<more at; related links: (America divided on hate speech laws. October 2, 2014) and (Germany is putting an end to hate speech on the Internet. The German government makes a deal with Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove hate speech within 24 hours of it being reported. Could this change the Internet as we know it? December 15, 2015)>

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