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Facebook fined €2M in Germany

02.07.2019, 18:01
German authorities have fined Facebook €2m for under-reporting complaints about illegal content on its social media platform, as to BBC. The country has an internet transparency law which states that social media platforms must report the number of complaints they have received about illegal content. "It is quite clear that Facebook's community standards do not correspond to the standards of the law," Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht told reporters on Tuesday. In 2018, Facebook reported that it had received 1,048 complaints relating to illegal content on its platform over the second half of the year. In contrast, both Twitter and Google reported well over 250,000 complaints for the whole of 2018. BBC
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