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Fighting Online Hate Speech and Terrorist Propaganda

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Germany’s NetzDG law, or Network Enforcement Act, represents a key test for combating extremist speech proliferating on the Internet. Under the law, which went into effect on January 1, 2018, online platforms with more than two million users in Germany face fines of up to €50 million if they do not remove “obviously illegal” hate speech and other postings within 24 hours of notification. Supporters see the legislation as an efficient response to the threat of online hatred and extremism. Critics view it as an attempt to privatize a new, draconian censorship regime, with social media platforms responding to their new painful liability by engaging in unneeded takedowns. Does the law find the right balance between free expression and fighting extremism? Brussels-based think tank CEPS and Berlin-based Counter Extremism Project have teamed up to offer some preliminary answers.

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

When
November 22nd, 2018 1:15 PM   through   2:30 PM
Location
CEPS,
Place du Congrès 1,
1000 Brussels,
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +32 2 2293911
Email:
Event Info
Meeting ref
Responsible Mr. William Echikson
Secretary Ms. Anne-Marie Boudou

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