Germany's new censorship law, which has introduced state censorship on social media platforms, came into effect on October 1, 2017. The new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the German state. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online "criminal offenses" such as libel, slander, defamation or incitement, within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint -- regardless of whether the content is accurate or not. Social media companies are permitted seven days for more complicated cases. If they fail to do so, the German government can fine them up to 50 million euros for failing to comply with the law.
The new censorship law, however, was not fully enforced until January 1, 2018, in order to give the social media platforms time to prepare for their new role as the privatized thought police of the German...
Umm, the last time a this happened the East Wall was up and Erick Honecker was President and before that, guys with black uniforms with a smart black billed cap with a death head emblem was all the rage ran things. When Turkey , Iran and Russia move west , Merkle will roll out the welcome wagon with the German Islamic Defense forces leading the parade to Madrid.
I like the Gatestone Institute site and have used it's material several times here on SA.
Don't forget, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/3kjl3]]]http://tinyurl.com/3kjl3 (Islam: The Religion of Peace)[/URL]
And yes, at least every once in awhile, when I comment on Islam I should point this out.
[URL=http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Statement-on-Muslims.htm]]]http://tinyurl.com/hl9j5qz ("Don't judge the Muslims that you know by Islam and don't judge Islam by the Muslims that you know.")[/URL]
"While such policies would doubtless have earned the German authorities many points with the old Stasi regime of East Germany, they more than likely contravene the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to which Germany is a party, as well as the case law of the European Court of Human Rights"
So EUto the rescue?? That's a bad sign when the Squish EU might need be deployed vs KaiserVille Kops.