German hate speech law NetzDG may soon get a much needed revision

German Lawmakers Look to Fix Controversial NetzDG Hate Speech Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a rocky start right out of the gate, German politicians are looking to modify the controversial online hate speech law, known as NetzDG, that went into effect on January 1 with clearer guides and new tools to take some pressure off social media sites. Under the current law, companies …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Titanic Hate Speech Twitter

Twitter Sinks ‘Titanic’ Under German Hate Speech Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The new anti-hate speech law that went into effect in Germany on January 1 is proving to be a pain for not just right-wing politicians but now the media covering the news as well. Germany’s satirical magazine Titanic suddenly found themselves locked out of Twitter after the social network flagged the account as promoting …

Sources: Titanic, Reuters

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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New German Hate Speech Law Wastes No Time Blocking AfD Rhetoric

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As of January 1, Germany has had a new social media hate speech law in effect, known as NetzDG, and as the country rang in the new year, it didn’t take very long for the law to stir up a fresh round of criticisms as Alternative for Germany (AfD) party member …

Sources: DW

Photo: Beatrix von Storch (Facebook)

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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