Social networks to face huge fines in Germany for not removing ‘illegal content’ in 24 hours

As of yesterday, Germany began to enforce its anti-hate speech and illegal content law (“NetzDG”), originally passed in mid-2017. It targets publishers and social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube, that have more than 2 million members or users. The law, translated as the Network Enforcement Act, requires “obviously illegal” material to be … More Social networks to face huge fines in Germany for not removing ‘illegal content’ in 24 hours

EU to sign deal to develop joint military hardware as Nato agree on new military commands

At least 20 countries in the European Union will sign up to a new defence pact next week being promoted by France and Germany to fund and develop joint military hardware in a show of unity following Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. After years of spending cutbacks in Europe and a heavy reliance on … More EU to sign deal to develop joint military hardware as Nato agree on new military commands