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German opposition want online hate speech law withdrawn

German opposition parties, including the Free Democrats, Green and Left parties, demanded on Sunday that the country's recently passed online hate speech law be withdrawn, after Twitter decided to delete allegedly offensive statements by far-right politicians and suspend the account of a German satirical magazine. Private companies "cannot correctly determine whether a questionable online statement is illegal," FDP general secretary Nicola Beer told Welt am Sonntag.

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Germany led way on EU human rights protection

Germany led the way on protection of human rights this year, but Hungary, Italy, and Poland "undermined the EU's moral standing" on the world stage, a leading NGO said.

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How to troll the European Parliament elections

The May 2019 European parliament elections will take place in a context which make a very promising ground for protest votes and extreme views, aided by bots and algorithms.

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