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German Politician Threatens To Fine Facebook €500,000. Every Time It Shows Fake News

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Germany has threatened to crack down on the fake news scandal plaguing Facebook by levying hefty fines for posts that aren't removed immediately amid mounting fears that disinformation could influence the country's upcoming elections.

    The head of Germany's second-biggest political party has suggested Facebook could face fines of up to €500,000 (£419,000) for each post containing fake news or hate speech that isn't removed from the network within 24 hours.

    The proposals are in part a response to rising concerns that online hoaxes could influence the country's Bundestag elections, due to be held in 2017, following reports that misleading articles affected the outcome of the US election.

    Thomas Opperman, the chief of the Social Democrat Party, a junior partner in Germany's coalition government, said it would introduce a bill next year to target the problem on the social network.

    "If after appropriate examination Facebook does not delete the offending post within 24 hours, then it should expect individual fines of up to €500,000," Opperman told Der Spiegel.

    "Facebook has not used the opportunity to effectively regulate the issue of complaint management itself," he added. So he now wants to "legally oblige market-leading platforms such as Facebook to set up a legal protection centre that is accessible 365 days a year in Germany". The office would be responsible for removing defamatory, false and offensive content.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...an-threatens-fine-facebook-500000-every-time/
     
  2. sub001

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    I agree that this is a big issue, but (1) how are they going to prove that the news is fake and (2) there is a huge danger that this will be used for censorship.
     
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    They should take care of radicals before trying to play around with FB

    Geee.....
    F*cking politicians i'm telling ya!
     
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    Who's that motherfucker? On the elections day, I'll get up 1000 fake news websites, just for fun. I'll delete them after 23 hours

    The imigrants are killing us and they care about the next elections....bastard
     
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    I'm just leaving a comment here before this thread gets super closed for being political
     
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    Define "radicals".
     
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    I'd be out of business if I was fined 10cents every time i lied in a FB ad lol
     
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    MSM is only REAL news guys! Don't ever read something else. Don't Read at all, watch TV only.
     
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    By the way tell me truth just how many of you guys are profiting from FAKE ** news ?? I know its just profitable
    hell on election day donald trump wearing under ware may get upto 10000views in minutes so
    just how much is hidden there ??
     
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    That, and Facebook has much worse problems that people should be focusing on.
     
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    Well their party is dying anyways, good.

    Vote AFD!
     
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    this is not about politics. it's about what changes fb will implement next year, and how will those changes affect the marketers.

    no more fake news; no more fake reviews pages?
     
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    You misunderstand what they mean by "fake news". It's all political. It's about shutting down alternative media, alternative reporting.

    Only official state sponsored propaganda.
     
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    Why? Because the legacy media is dying. No one is watching the television and no one trusts the mainstream media anymore. It's been beat to death. People feel betrayed. This attack on "fake news" is the legacy media's last desperate attempt to remain relevant.
     
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  15. The Scarlet Pimp

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    i meant this thread isn't about politics, rather it's about how this decision may affect people who use facebook for marketing.

    i know "the powers that be" are very concerned over losing their monopoly on news and information. especially now that the public no longer has to accept the official version of events.
     
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    It's not just politics, it's all the celeb gossip type crap too.

    They need to clean up the crap on there.
     
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    Is this still a problem Z?

    Seems to me if they allow this type of crap then fake news really shouldn't be singled out.

    But this is about money. If these fines are levied, FB will be a hell of a lot more ready to act bc that is affecting their bottom line.

    IF.

    Meanwhile, this is hardly the end for fake news sites. What's going to happen is people are going to start going to other places for their news. And fake news sites can grow and thrive in those places.

    Never underestimate the power of the silent majority.
     
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    Most blogger's would!
     
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    report filth to the police, they routinely arrest people over their fb comments. just post that you support shooting cops and see how quickly they act!
     
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    It's not as bad as it was in 2015, but every once in a while, I come across a nasty video. More recently, Facebook created an overlay which warns users of disturbing content before they click, as opposed to being misled by a video title with a happy-looking thumbnail only to find out it's a puppy being burnt alive, so that's probably why I see less of it.
     
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