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Google, Facebook, Twitter will delete online hate speech at pressure from Germany

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Google, Facebook, and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech deemed illegal in Germany within 24 hours, following pressure from German authorities who have become concerned about an increasing number of racist comments being posted on social media.

The companies committed on Tuesday to removing “illegal content promptly, that is, within 24 hours,” Justice Minister Heiko Maas said, as quoted by AFP.

"Complaints will be examined by specialist teams. And the benchmark to be applied will be German law and no longer just the terms of use of each network," Maas added.

The three internet giants and the Justice Ministry said in a joint statement on Tuesday that the social networking sites will also make it easier for users and anti-racism groups to flag hate speech posted online. Maas added that a monitoring mechanism will be put in place to review whether the system is working.

https://www.rt.com/news/326035-facebook-hate-speech-germany/

The noose tightens.

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*SIGH* I bet the list of things NOT considered "Hate speach" will be shorter than what IS considered so. :JSfrXsb:

 

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OMG - "In addition, Facebook will not publish data on the numbers of messages it removes or the proportion of messages reported as abusive which were ultimately taken down – another of Maas' original demands."

So nobody will know how much they are doing. Grrr. :onfire:

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I kind of thought they were already doing this.
The reaction from the German people over the invasion as been pretty slim.
I would think they would be complaining all over social media by now.

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1 minute ago, DarkKnightNomeD said:

Hmm, Who decides what Is hate speech? Will speaking the truth in the future become "Hate Speech"? -  http://i.imgur.com/pTQMOPA.jpg

 Anonymous, Chans, Reddit, and others are not going to like this. Expect epic trolling or damage done to these three stooges.

That image!

:b0vpxS8:

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