German courts should tackle fake news now, says justice minister

  • “Facebook is earning an awful lot of money with fake news,” Maas told Bild am Sonntag.
  • Heiko Maas says people who spread hate speech and fake news on social media sites should be prosecuted
  • German judges and state prosecutors need to crack down on fake news disseminated through social media platforms immediately, Germany’s justice minister has said.
  • German courts should tackle fake news now, says justice minister
  • The issue of fake news has taken on a new urgency after warnings by German and US intelligence agencies that Russia had sought to influence elections and sway public opinion.

Heiko Maas says people who spread hate speech and fake news on social media sites should be prosecuted
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