France wants to fine Facebook over hate speech

The measure would force companies to remove content within 24 hours, and was approved by the lower house of the French Parliament Thursday

France wants to fine Facebook over hate speech

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On Thursday, French lawmakers approved a measure designed to force tech companies like Facebook and Google to remove content the French government deems “hate speech,” the Associate Press reported earlier today.

The language included in the measure requires companies to remove any content that incites or encourages hateful violence or discrimination based on one’s race or religion, along with child pornography.

Social media platforms have come under increased pressure to remove hateful content following the tragic mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this year.

This law requires platforms to remove content that is illegal under German law within the same 24 hour time frame, but bumps the potential fine up to €50 million.

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