German hate speech crackdown sparks censorship fears

Politico (EU) | Feb 21, 2020 at 4:54 PM
  • Germany is cracking down on hate speech online amid a rise in right-wing extremism, but critics warn that civil liberties will end up as collateral damage.
  • The law forces large social media platforms to delete potential criminal content, sometimes within as little as 24 hours.
  • A second law, which is in an earlier stage, aims to make it easier for users to report illegal content and challenge content decisions by internet platforms.