Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke with Public Radio International about the German NetzDG hate speech law.

“When we’re addressing issues of [fake news] and computational propaganda, a lot of the time that narrative is that we cannot regulate social media companies and we [that we] cannot put social media companies in a position where they are accountable,” said Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Oxford Internet Institute. “And I think this law definitely shows that it is possible to regulate social media companies, even though they are … big transnational companies.”

The full episode is available here.

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