German law requires social media to remove flagged content within 24 hours.

Katie Bo Williams, The Hill, November 24, 2017

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to help comply with a new law targeting online hate speech, according to the Associated Press.

The new personnel, who will work for a service provider called CCC out of a new office in the western city of Essen that opened on Thursday, will be responsible for reviewing content posted to the social media platform.

The new law, passed by the German parliament in June, requires social media sites to remove flagged content within 24 hours when the content is obviously illegal. Companies have a week to remove more ambiguous cases.

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