To force Germany, the hate speech law

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Germany is at the start, the compliance of a law to enforce the demands of social media to remove sites quickly talk about hate, fake-messages and illegal material.

Websites to remove the “obviously illegal” contributions fines in the amount of up to 50 m euros (£44.3 m).

The law gives the nets to trade 24 hours, after you have said about the law material to break down.

Social networks and media Websites with more than two million members, fall under the statutory provisions.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be the law of his focus, but it is also likely to be applied to Reddit, Tumblr and Russian social network VK. Other sites such as Vimeo and Flickr could also be caught up in its provisions.
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The network enforcement act (NetzDG) law was adopted came at the end of June 2017 in force at the beginning of October.

The social networks were ready by the end of 2017, on the arrival of the NetzDG.

The call to the police social media sites be more effective, was created after several high-profile cases in which fake messages and racist material, was widely used on German weapons, prominent social media companies.

Germany’s Ministry of justice said it would.forms available on its Website, the concerned citizens to report content which is not accepted by the NetzDG or was in time

And forcing social media companies to act quickly, NetzDG requires a comprehensive complaints structure so that the posts will be quickly reported to staff.

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Most of the materials must be removed within 24 hours but networks have a week to “complex cases”.

Facebook reportedly has several hundred employees in Germany, recruited to deal with reports about the content that breaks the NetzDG and to do a better job of monitoring what items people.

The law was controversial lead in Germany, with some saying it could lead to accidental censorship or restriction of freedom of speech.

The German law is the most extreme example of the efforts of governments and regulatory authorities, the reins in social media companies. Many of them come under much greater scrutiny this year, how about how they used to disseminate propaganda and other sensitive material came to light.

In the UK, the politicians have been very critical with the social Websites, calling them a “disgrace” and said they were doing “shameful” to be a good job for the police, hate speech and other offensive content.

Also, the European Commission published guidelines calling on social media sites, in order to identify faster-acting and to remove hateful content.