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German parliament passes social network enforcement law

Friday 30 June 2017 | 10:01 CET | News
Update: 30 June 2017 | 11:59 CET
Germany's federal parliament has voted to pass the Improvement of law enforcement by social network law. The law forces social networks like Facebook, Twitter to delete "clearly illegal" content such as hate speech and libel within 24 hours. Failure to do so can result in fines of up to EUR 5 million for responsible managers and EUR 50 million for companies.

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