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German govt approves draft law to fight online extremism and hate crime

Thursday 20 February 2020 | 16:37 CET | News
The German government has approved a draft law to fight extremism and hate crimes online, reforming the existing Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG). Under the proposed legislation, social networks would be obliged to report certain criminal content flagged through user complaints or removed from the platforms to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) to take action. Operators of social networks would be obliged to communicate IP addresses and port numbers of the suspect users to the BKA. 

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