Legislating the Internet is Not a Silver Bullet, it is Potentially Dangerous

Legislating the Internet is Not a Silver Bullet, it is Potentially Dangerous

The German government passed a law today requiring social media companies remove illegal, racist or slanderous content within 24 hours or face fines as large as $57 million. While governments have a legitimate interest in ensuring the safety of their citizens, laws like this are not the answer. Government legislation is a blunt tool that is likely to compound problems in this space, not solve them.

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