German Hate Speech Legislation Receives Mixed Review At German Internet Governance Forum

Germany’s controversial hate speech legislation is working well, a representative of the German Ministry of Justice said during a panel on 27 November at the German national Internet Governance Forum in Berlin.

Big social media providers have adapted the reporting mechanisms and hired considerable staff to deal with the complaints. Former Minister of Consumer Protection Food and Agriculture and Green Party Member Renate Kuenast, herself a victim of hate speech, promoted advancing the legislation to include games and said she favours a bigger package.

“Games were part of the original draft and should not have been taken out,” she argued, pointing to illegal speech in the chats running alongside the games.

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