A new study published on 21 August in Nature attempts to answer the baffling question of how online hate groups manage to thrive on social media platforms.
This article was translated from German
There are clear words with which four state media outlets are raising the alarm: the platforms Facebook, Twitter and Google would not comply with the commitments they have made to the European Union. In a confidential monitoring for the EU Commission, which is available from NDR and WDR , the media institutions therefore recommend more extensive regulatory measures for social networks.
The previous self-regulation of the platforms was "neither effective nor proportionate", says the report. One could "speak of a system failure", says Tobias Schmid, director of the State Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia (LfM).