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New German legislation seeks to put a leash and muzzle on freedom of speech

New German legislation seeks to put a leash and muzzle on freedom of speech
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Germany’s governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get “illegal content” such as “hate speech” or “defamatory fake news” removed quickly from social networking sites. The legislation provides for fines of up to €50 million for sites that fail to remove such content. The Cabinet approved it in […]

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