Merkel's government spearheading again
Reader comment on: Europe: Let's End Free Speech!
Submitted by Hartmut Brocharski, Nov 21, 2016 14:45
The latest approach in Germany to nullify free speech on social media is done by Volker Kauder, secretary of Merkel's CDU party. According to him, false rumours are spread on the internet which needs censorship therefore, and Germany should spearhead such move due to lacking EU efforts in this respect.
Besides prosecuting an individual offending hate speech laws the apparent intent is to hold providers accountable for the content spread on their social platforms in order to double up the crack downs.
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