Facebook & Co: Fight for the last word
Victims of insults and calumnies are to be able to defend themselves if they are attacked on Facebook or Twitter. The federal government has decided today to draft the bill.
In theory, everything is clear: the protection of citizens against unlawful attacks should also apply in social networks. It is true that a company like Facebook can not be held responsible for everything that its 28 million users in Germany say on their accounts. But the law requires: If network operators are aware of legal violations, they must delete or block the corresponding utterances. (more…)