It appears Germany has gone completely bat-shit crazy.
From HeatSt.com, comes the following:
Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 Per Fake News Item
The government of Germany is considering imposing a legal regime that would allow fining social networks such as Facebook up to 500,000 euros ($522,000) for each day the platform leaves a “fake news” story up without deleting it.
Good work, guys! Once again, left to its own devices and an impervious ability to think through things, a government decides it, and only it, (run by lunatics, basically) is the arbiter of truth.
So, you fine Facebook $522K if they leave a “fake news” story up without deleting it. And Facebook has already advised that they will be using Snopes.com (revealed to be of questionable character, at best) to do the fact-checking of what is a “real” news story as opposed to a “fake” news story. Good show!
How about you flipped out control freaks do this… Ever heard of Stan Getz? If not, take 5 minutes out of your maniacal “every days” and listen to a little Samba de uma Nota Só. It might help calm those “dictatorial” tendencies you have. It might also help you develop a little humanity
We also suggest a little vodka over blueberry kombucha – on the rocks, of course.
Stan Getz – Samba de uma Nota Só
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