Ahead of Safer
Internet Day on 6 February 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the
German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) had to be evaluated and possibly amended. Merkel made this announcement in a video podcast that aired on 2
February. NetzDG fully entered into force
on 1 January 2018. It is designed to counter hatred and 'fake news' on the internet by requiring social networks to remove illegal content from their platforms
within 24 hours.
You can watch the video podcast (in German) here.