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Germany imposes heavy fines for online hate speech

1 year, 3 months ago
BERLIN: Germany's parliament voted Friday to punish social media giants with fines of up to 50 million euros ($57 million) if they systematically fail to remove illegal hate speech. Berlin took the measure, one of the toughest in the…

India uses outdated laws to silence dissent, HRW says

2 years, 4 months ago
NEW DELHI: India routinely uses outdated and loosely worded laws to crack down on dissent, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, urging the government to repeal or amend legislation used to stifle free speech.

JNU student union leader bailed after free-speech protests

2 years, 7 months ago
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court granted bail on Wednesday to Kanhaiya Kumar, head of the student union at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, arrested for alleged sedition in a case that led to mass protests and accusations the government…

Apple likely to invoke free-speech rights in encryption fight

2 years, 7 months ago
NEW YORK: Apple Inc will likely seek to invoke the United States' protections of free speech as one of its key legal arguments in trying to block an order to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, lawyers…