Die Wahrheit ist, was wir sagen, ist es.

The truth is what we say it is.

(Germans probably don’t phrase things this way, but that’s what Google translate did with the sentence.)

German Justice Minister Wants Fines of $53 Million For Hate Speech, Defamatory “Fake News” on Social Networking Sites 

the news

Not covered? Newspapers.

The proposal would require companies to provide a round-the-clock service for users to flag illegal content, which would have to be removed by the site within seven days. All copies of the content would also have to be deleted and social media companies would need to publish a quarterly report detailing how they have dealt with such material.

Sites would also have to nominate a person responsible for handling complaints, who could face fines of up to 5 million euros personally if the company fails to abide by mandatory standards.

Within your lifetime, there will be licenses for journalists, truth commissions and fines for sharing untruths online. Here. In the United States.

Unless we speak up.


2 thoughts on “Die Wahrheit ist, was wir sagen, ist es.

  1. onwyrdsdream

    There will never be a shortage of government officials that want to fine people they don’t like in order to fund things they do. If you could somehow make it so they couldn’t be involved in the allocation of revenue streams they discovered, you’d find that they liked a lot more people than they used to.

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