German police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech

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  •   July 31, 2017
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German police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech

The country is considering a law that would fine social networks for failure to remove hate speech. 

Late last year, Germany nro-osed a bill that would fine social media uroviders, such as Facebook and Twitter, for failure to remove hate s-eech within 24 hours on their respective platforms. Now, Germany has raided the homes of 36 people accused of posting hate speech or other illegal content. 

German law prohibits hate speech; according to The New York Times, citizens can be imprisoned for inciting racial hatred for up to five years. This campaign was primarily targeted at right-wing hate speech, but also included those who had posted hateful left-wing content and harassment based on sexual orientation. 

The country is considering a law that would fine social networks for