Delete Hate Speech Or Pay Up, Germany Tells Social Media Groups

Advertisement Continue reading the main storyBut advocacy groups in Europe have raised concerns over the new German law.
That includes using artificial intelligence to automatically remove potentially extremist material and banning news sites believed to spread fake or misleading reports from making money through the companies’ digital advertising platforms.
The report noted that while the two companies eventually erased almost all of the illegal hate speech, Facebook managed to remove only 39 percent in 24 hours, as demanded by German authorities.
Facebook said on Friday that the company shared the German government’s goal of fighting hate speech and had “been working hard” to resolve the issue of illegal content.
The law will take effect in October, less than a month after nationwide elections, and will apply to social media sites with more than two million users in Germany.

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