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New German Law Opposes Internet Hate Speech
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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...

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Snapchat Data Leak: Exposing User-Based Theft and Threats
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A news report has recently emerged which claims that the personal details of no less than 1.7 million Snapchat users was leaked into the so-called "dark web". It is rumoured that these actions were taken by a group of disgruntled employees who had become offended over a document which quoted CEO Evan Spiegel as claiming India to be a "poor country". Since this information first went public, ratings have taken massive hits across iOS and Android operating devices. Trending tweets including "#BoycottSnapchat" have arisen and while Snapchat has labelled the...

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