“Loosely Enforced” Rules Against Far-Right Contradicts Action Against ISIS Content
Rhetoric Contradicts Tech’s Efforts to Lobby Against Legislation and Failure to Abide by Existing Policies
Enacted in 2018, Germany’s pioneering and ambitious Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) represents an important milestone in curbing online extremism. However, the law, which fines online platforms for failures to delete illegal content, has been a frequent target of misleading arguments promoted by the tech companies that oppose it.
Following Public Outrage and Criticism from U.S. Lawmakers, Twitter Reverses Policy
Violent Propaganda’s Reappearance Calls Into Question Platform’s Content Moderation Efforts
On October 9, 2019, a gunman tried to storm a synagogue in Halle, Germany, where dozens were observing Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.