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Sonder-Newsletter IP/IT/Medien, März 2017

German government to fight online hate speech - Fines up to EUR 50 million

"The German Federal Ministry of Justice has presented a draft for a new legislation against hate speech and fake news on social networks. The discussion has just started and while important points might still be modified, this new law could have an impact on major communication platforms.

The draft law applies to networks with 2 million or more registered users in Germany. It defines such networks as commercial online platforms that allow their users to exchange and share any kind of content with other users or the public. Editorial content is explicitly excluded..."

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