Hate Speech

    • French parliament adopts disputed online hate speech bill

      French parliament adopts disputed online hate speech bill

      France’s parliament will now oblige platforms and search engines, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, to remove prohibited content within 24 hours starting 1 July under a newly approved bill aimed at fighting hate online. Lawmakers adopted the proposed legislation late on Wednesday, despite the fact that it has been dismissed numerous times as censorship by detractors.

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    • German president warns against rising polarisation

      German president warns against rising polarisation

      The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier has raised concerns about growing political and social polarisation, urging people both in Germany and beyond to get out of their "self-made bubbles where everyone always agrees one hundred percent" and address tensions by engaging with each other. Even if others espouse different views and it leads to arguments since that's an essential part of democracy.

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