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Germany raids homes of people accused of hate speech on social media

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Germany raids homes of people accused of hate speech on social media

The raids by the German police mostly concerned “politically motivated right-wing incitement”, but also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as online threats and harassment, the New York Times reported.

Germany is currently preparing a new law that would make it possible to fine social media companies that do not quickly remove hate speech from their platforms.  

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-06-21 14:37

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