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France passes hate-speech law requiring 24-hour takedown

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | 09:57 CET | News
The French Assembly has passed by a large majority a new law to combat hate speech online. Modeled on legislation passed by Germany last year, the law gives social networks and other major online platforms 24 hours from notification to take down clearly offensive posts. If they do not respond appropriately, the sites can face fines of up to 4 percent of their annual turnover. 

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