Facebook has a growing problem with hate speech, and the German government is demanding that the social networking platform tackle the issue. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits Berlin to answer his critics.
Social media firms and the European Commission have been pushing for self-regulation in the fight against hate speech. Their latest results show that it seems to be working.
German social media platforms are censoring legitimate content, including an image by an award-winning artist. Critics say Germany's much-lauded "lex Facebook" law encourages "overblocking."
Facebook has vowed to promote interactions with friends and family in a bid to make using the platform "more meaningful." Users will see fewer posts by media outlets and firms in their news feed, Mark Zuckerberg said.
German satirical news outlet Titanic has had its Twitter account reinstated after it was suspended for more than two days. Tweets parodying an AfD lawmaker were flagged and deleted under Germany's new "NetzDG" law.
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