Although social networks are already obliged to eliminate these kinds of contents, the bill broadens the definition of hate speech and asks that the information be shared with the German police.
If the Parliament approves this proposal, penalties will be established for contents having far-right-wing propaganda, representations of violence, threats of murder or rape, hints of the preparation of a terrorist attack, child sexual abuse, invitations to damage property, and expressions of anti-Semitism.
According to local media, social media could face fines of up to US$54 million (€ 50 million) if they refuse to provide information on those contents.
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