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[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.is/nRzXU :

Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 Per Fake News Item | Heat Street

'The government of Germany is considering imposing a legal regime that would allow fining social networks such as Facebook up to 500,000 euros ($522,000) for each day the platform leaves a “fake news” story up without deleting it. '

'The German intelligence agency has warned that Russia could try to undermine the elections next year by employing automated bots on social media to spread fake news articles. '

'German lawmakers believe this bill will help tackle the possibility of Russia meddling in Parliamentary elections scheduled for next year. '

'Some members of the government have advocated criminalizing the spread of so-called “fake news”. '

'This follows the allegations that the Kremlin was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee that led to the leak of thousands of emails by key aides to Hillary Clinton. '

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[–] NotPolice [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I probably should have archived this. I didn't recall it being on the bad/decent list.

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[–] NotPolice [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I knew Germany was less than stellar on the whole 'free speech' idea, but this is ridiculous. When you think about it, the article's statement that the bill has bipartisan support is showing how those in power fear the decentralized news sources. Fuggin stupid.