German hate-speech laws


While Facebook, Google, and Twitter already have their own policies on hate speech, they will now have to apply Germany’s stricter anti-hate speech rules online. Under German law, hate speech that attacks someone’s race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or disability is punishable by up to five years in prison.

I wonder – is it just Quartz leaving it out, or do the German laws actually not consider sexuality-based hate speech a crime?

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