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Germany Could Hit Facebook With Steep 'Fake News' Fines

  • Forbes, Monday, December 19, 2016 2:39 PM
The German government is pushing forward a law that would fine Facebook about half a million dollars for every “fake news” post it carries. In the country, “Ministers are preparing to introduce a bill next year that will order Facebook to compensate people who’ve been affected by fake or defamatory stories passed around on the site,” Forbes reports. “Laws around defamation are stricter in Germany than in the United States.”

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