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Bitkom legal opinions find problems with hate speech bill

Thursday 18 May 2017 | 13:50 CET | News
The German government's proposed legislation imposing strict penalties for hate speech online violates the country's constitution and EU law, according to legal opinions obtained by the digital industry association Bitkom. The group published the information ahead of a first reading of the Network Enforcement Act in parliament on 19 May. Bitkom said in a statement that if passed, the law is unlikely to stand up to challenges in court.

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