Germany starts fine proceedings against Twitter over user complaints

April 04, 2023 02:18 PM CEST | By Reuters
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal office of justice has started proceedings to fine Twitter, accusing the social media company of mishandling user complaints over "illegal" content, a statement said on Tuesday.

Several instances of content published on Twitter were reported to the office, "which the authority considers illegal and, despite user complaints, was not deleted or blocked by the provider within the legally stipulated periods," the statement said.

(Reporting by Rachel More; writing by Matthias Williams; editing by Friederike Heine)

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