Video: Germany threatens tech firms with heavy fines for hate speech

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German ministers have approved a draft law aimed at tackling the growing problem of cyber hate and false information of a criminal nature on the web.

The legislation still has to be debated in parliament, but it proposes fines of up to 50 million euros against social media sites repeatedly failing to remove harmful content.

Internet companies insist it is impossible to control the massive amounts of text and images being posted on the web.

(Source: euronews english YouTube Channel)

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