Germany wants to control what people see on Facebook. The issue here isn’t fake news, the issue is what they deem as ‘fake news.’ This leaves the liberal left in charge of what is real news and what is ‘fake’. Germany wants to fine social media sites 500,000 euros for everyday a ‘fake news’ story stays up on their site.
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The law would also force the social networks to create in-country offices focused on responding to takedown demands and would make these networks responsible for compensation if a post by individual users were found to slander someone.
“If after the relevant checks Facebook does not immediately, within 24 hours, delete the offending post then [it] must reckon with severe penalties of up to 500,000 euros,” said Germany’s parliamentary chief of the Social Democrat party, Thomas Oppermann in an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine.