In October 2017, the German parliament passed the Network Enforcement Act, commonly known as Facebook Law, which aims at combating hate speech and other “manifestly unlawful content” on social media. The measure imposes heavy fines on social media giants for failing to remove illegal content at the request of a complainant.

In this article, Flaka Pollozhani, an international visiting scholar at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, discusses Facebook Law to highlight ways in which the United States differs from Europe on its approach to hate speech.

View Article