Social media sites in Germany could be fined $50 million for removing content too . The government is cracking down on illegal , including hate , slander and fake . A proposed new law would give sites days to delete illegal content, or get a fine. They would have to delete " criminal" content within 24 hours. Germany's minister said Twitter deletes only 1% of the hate speech is told about.
The minister said the fines were due to worries about the social media is having on public . He said the biggest were social networks not taking users' seriously enough and comments being deleted too slowly, or at all. The minister wants sites to set up a complaints that works 24/7. A organization said the 24-hour deadline for sites that get a posts per day was " impossible".