German authorities decided to fine social network for fake news
The German government supported the bill to impose penalties for social media for fake news and inciting hatred. About it reports on Wednesday, April 5, reuters reports.
The amount of the fine can reach € 50 million. To punish can and top managers of social networks, they provided for fines of up to five million euros.
It is noted that the draft law will also apply to messages that are considered child pornography or incitement to terrorism. Removal violates the law of information and social networks, will be provided 24 hours.
According to the Agency, if the bill is passed in its current form, the conditions of work for social networks in Germany will be the toughest in the world.
In December 2015, the company signed with the German authorities the agreement on the distribution of xenophobia and fake news. It was assumed that the content will be removed within 24 hours of receipt of the complaint. However, according to the Ministry of justice of Germany, no progress in this matter, neither Facebook nor Twitter was not achieved.