Post-election, Critics Hope Germany's Hate Speech Law Can Be Revised 1 234 567

Post-election, Critics Hope Germany's Hate Speech Law Can Be Revised

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Critics of a new hate speech law in Germany are upbeat that it can be revised after its SocialDemocratic sponsors vowed to drop out of the ruling coalition following last month's national election and go into opposition.

The German parliament in June approved legislation that will allow authorities to fine social media networks up to 50 million euros if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly, despite warnings that the law could limit free expression.

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