A new German law backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel is designed to resist efforts to spread hate speech on the Internet. Social media sites which do not take down fake news posts online could be fined as much as €50m. Members of the German cabinet have supported the motion.
Deterrent To Slander
The law against hate speech on the Internet is in opposition to recent actions taken by groups which use speech designed to stimulate hate online. These include but are not limited to behaviours such as:
- Influencing hostile behaviours by relying on stereotypes regarding...