Time To Punish Slander And Fake News in the U.S.

Germany is proposing legislation to combat the avalanche of fake “news” by imposing heavy fines on media outlets that disseminate slanderous and defamatory material while doing nothing to try to prevent the publishing of such falsehoods. It would be the opposite of U.S. law, which basically gives immunity to the media outlets that post or carry such often malicious articles.

According to the New York Timesmajor social media firms like Facebook and Twitter may be faced with huge fines, up to $53 million, if they don’t comply with a newly proposed law by Germany’s minister of justice and

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