German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has watered down plans to impose fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) if social networks such as Facebook do not remove slanderous or abusive online postings quickly, Der Spiegel said on Tuesday. Proposed legislation to be considered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday omits a…

via Germany Gives Social Media Companies a Break Over Hate Speech — Fortune

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