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Germany receiving less complaints than expected under social media take-down law

Monday 5 March 2018 | 14:49 CET | News
Authorities in Germany said they have received far fewer complaints from citizens than expected since the country's controversial social network enforcement law (NetzDG) went into effect 01 January, reported Heise Online. Germany's Federal Office for Justice (BfJ), the division of Germany's Federal Minister of Justice responsible for enforcing the law, in Bonn said they have received only 205 complaints since January, less than one percent than originally predicted. The German government assumed that citizens would file roughly 25,000 complaints with the BfJ over social networks' failure to

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