New York Times: Germany to Require Social Media Sites to Report Hate Speech

New York Times: Germany to Require Social Media Sites to Report Hate Speech. “According to the bill passed by ministers Wednesday, internet companies will have to flag far-right propaganda, graphic portrayals of violence, murder or rape threats, posts indicating that someone is preparing a terrorist attack or distributing child sexual abuse images.”

TechCrunch: Facebook’s dodgy defaults face more scrutiny in Europe

TechCrunch: Facebook’s dodgy defaults face more scrutiny in Europe. “Italy’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched proceedings against Facebook for failing to fully inform users about the commercial uses it makes of their data. At the same time a German court has today upheld a consumer group’s right to challenge the tech giant over data and privacy issues in the national courts.”

The Local, Germany: New website shows how German industry used Auschwitz prisoners as slaves

The Local, Germany: New website shows how German industry used Auschwitz prisoners as slaves. “The site pulls together more than a decade of research on some 45 sub-camps or ‘kommandos’ located on the periphery of the most notorious site of the Nazi Holocaust. Based on first-hand accounts and research in the archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and others, the site contains more than 3,500 photos, documents and maps. It tells the story of each sub-camp, including lists of the survivors and SS guards and information about their personal stories. The site also lists the industrial organisations implicated in exploiting prisoners at the camps.”

Lexology: New German draft law to fight online hate speech obliges social media providers to notify police of suspicious online posts

Lexology: New German draft law to fight online hate speech obliges social media providers to notify police of suspicious online posts. “On 19 December 2019, the German Ministry of Justice published on its website a draft law to combat right-wing extremism and hate crime (the Draft). The Draft aims to put German criminal law enforcement authorities in a position to more intensively and effectively prosecute hate crimes that are committed online.”

CNET: Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on Twitch

CNET: Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on Twitch. “A shooting Wednesday that killed two people outside a German synagogue during one of the most important Jewish holidays was livestreamed for 35 minutes on Twitch. The video has since been removed from the streaming platform, but it was uploaded to other video sites.”