The government of Germany has started to take steps against hate speech in country by using mediums like search engines and social media sites there.According to the reports, social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have been given an ultimatum of 1 year to delete all the illegal posts from their database. There work is to make these social networking sites more serious about the German policies.
Germany is one of those countries who have strict laws against hate speech all over the world. All these policies reflect securing rights to minority groups as well as respecting the beliefs of people with religious affiliations.In Germany there are penalties and punishments for those who incite hatred for cultural or religious groups including those claiming Holocaust denial. The member country of European Union is considering passing new laws against hate speech on social networking sites like facebook.
The urge has come ahead of the elections in Germany and France. The German government had closely monitored the American presidential elections which throughout witnessed statements that hurt sentiments of racial, religious and gender groups.
There is already a cyber task force in the country to eradicate hatred inciting posts daily, the performance is below satisfactory. The current laws in Germany allows a penalty for corporations as much as about €10 million.Meanwhile, some technology companies have refused to take responsibility of content that ignites hostility towards one or more social groups.