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Should people who share fake news get fined? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Germany is considering legislation that would impose stiff fines on social media sites that carry fake news.

Such a measure would be a dramatic departure from attempted crackdowns on fake news in the U.S., where social media sites like Facebook are allowed wide latitude to police themselves.

Under the proposed measure in Germany, sites would have to remove fake news within 24 hours. Subjects targeted by the stories would also have the right to demand a retraction placed in a prominent spot on the site. The proposal would require major platforms like Facebook to staff an office in Germany to be responsive to complaints 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sites that fail to remove false news could face fines of up to 500,000 euros ($520,000) under the measure.”

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92 comments

  1. Posted by TheKillerKlok, at Reply

    And who decides what news is “Fake” The ministry of truth?

    • Posted by CLureCo, at Reply

      Hey numbnuts, some things are finite. Truth exists and facts are facts.
      Some things aren’t debatable.

    • Posted by zOgOs, at Reply

      Andy Dominguez 1984, you mean brought to you by Republicans they have been
      in power since 2009. Not liberals fault but you got to blame someone.

    • Posted by marie loa, at Reply

      Well, in theory it shouldn’t be too hard to deal with, fake isn’t a matter
      of opinion, either your claim is backed by evidence you possess or you made
      it up. Losing access to social network sharing could be a nice incentive to
      media organisation to ensure some sort of minimal quality-assurance of
      their work. The counter argument of course is that op-eds could be stifled
      by a law like that even though they’re not technically “news”. In a
      contentious case a judge would decide what is “fake”, same way libel suits
      are settled.

  2. Posted by Nova T, at Reply

    Alex Jones is going to dissolve if this happens so… I guess there is a
    silver lining.

    • Posted by ferretmath, at Reply

      People should be able to write what they want online…but if they’re going
      to call it news, they better have facts to back it up. In the ‘old days’
      one had to have 2-3 verifiable independent sources b/f they could print or
      otherwise report on a ‘breaking news story’. I’m okay w/ people who lie and
      pander being held financially responsible if their ‘news’ turns out to be
      fabricated or theory. It’s all in the wording. The smart people will be
      able to sift through it all and the stupid…well, they’ll believe any
      nonsense as long as it ‘confirms’ their own views so there’s really no
      helping them.

    • Posted by LanceFlugerman, at Reply

      what has he said that is fake news? his application of his religious
      beliefs to his news stories dont make anything true or false.

    • Posted by Nova T, at Reply

      +mark224 deservedly so, yes. lol who’s defending Alex Jones? When they come
      for our speech, the illuminati train will halt eternally. It’s actually
      kinda sad to watch that meme go away.

  3. Posted by Lakers Fan Since 1974, at Reply

    Its not a hot topic…. Stop fucking talking about it and it will go away.
    This is just DNC bullshit being pushed on the people. Fake news in not an
    issue.

    • Posted by Landon Thomas, at Reply

      if you don’t think fake news is an issue, then you’re clearly only reading
      fake news.

    • Posted by Jason Emmons, at Reply

      Somebody is buying all the tabloids in super markets.

    • Posted by goodtwogo, at Reply

      Russia to start cyber war next year

    • Posted by Anon “Artyst87” Number, at Reply

      Yes, fake news is stupid to intelligent people that can do research, but
      you’re missing the point that fake news propaganda is the next step to
      control what we all hear, so it is very important to call bullshit on this.
      If not, you wont hear about standing rock, polluted water, gmos,
      pharmecuticals because they will be protected by money.

    • Posted by James Salvatore, at Reply

      Fake news is a collosal problem because lots and lots of people are
      uneducated, ignorant and embrace the crazy BS they get from them. Case in
      point: Alex Jones.

  4. Posted by Ivory Oasis, at Reply

    Fake news is CNN and other propaganda….funny how everyone is ignoring the
    blatant lies they peddle.

    • Posted by NutCase, at Reply

      DNC, CIA, CNN, TYT, WSJ, NYP, xxx, you name it = fake news, depending only
      on the eye of the beholder.

      Banning “fake news” = oppressing unwanted opinions.

    • Posted by NutCase, at Reply

      Oh! The leaked mails from DNC was NOT fake.

    • Posted by Smoke, at Reply

      +NutCase I keep asking for any of you to show me examples of these fake
      news stories but not a single one of you has managed this – therefore I
      conclude that you’re only saying it’s fake because you heard someone else
      call it fake.

    • Posted by Stephan Simes, at Reply

      Smoke “Iraq has WMD that they will use to attack the states”
      “Assad is executing civilians and waging a civil war on his own populace”
      “Russian and Syrian soldiers are committing acts of mass genocide”
      “The economy is strong, best it’s ever been”
      “Russians hacked the U.S election……and apparently brexit”

      Need i go on?

    • Posted by Smoke, at Reply

      +Stephan Simes Show me the links to these stories then?

  5. Posted by IdarkphoenixI, at Reply

    Don’t share TYT videos, got it!

    • Posted by missinglew, at Reply

      Thanks for the reminder. Sharing right now!!
      Got it!

    • Posted by ferretmath, at Reply

      “darkphoenix”, really? Not to be mean, but you might as well make
      “eternalvirgin” your handle.

    • Posted by Ricky Williams, at Reply

      +Demetrius McFadden
      And you thank TYT? Man do they must have been implanted deep in your brain.

    • Posted by Demetrius McFadden, at Reply

      Ricky Williams ive been watching TYT for 4 years…i know you dont
      understand because you watch Fox News…so you haven’t the truth in a
      longtime…plus is more entertainment then other news…

    • Posted by Ricky Williams, at Reply

      +Demetrius McFadden And you make an immediate assumption on what I watch.
      If someone disagrees with you that means they obviously watch Fox News
      right? You view your opinion that highly huh?

      TYT have used click bait titles and spread misinformation constantly. It
      was only made worse with the election. They’re no different than Fox News
      or Alex Jones. They are just at fault for “fake news” as anyone they blame
      for spreading “fake news.”

  6. Posted by Jack Daniel, at Reply

    Germany’s free speech is far more limited then in the US.

    • Posted by Jakob Schulze, at Reply

      +Xipo86
      “Once you disagree with ppl on refugees then you are a nazi”
      I never said that you are a nazi, I don’t know you, but interesting that
      you come to that conclusion!
      I said you act the nazi megaphone. You share nazi propaganda, that doesn’t
      mean you are a nazi! There could be many other reason why you do so.

      Saying “you are not allowed to disagree with the German government
      regarding refugee” is just incorrect and fuels the victim complex of
      nazies. That is where the term “Lügenpresse” comes from.
      They feel oppressed, cause the media has a meltdown when they call for the
      shooting of refugee kids.
      They scream “censorship” if ppl get a visit from the police, after they
      post on Facebook that they have the gasoline ready to light up a refugee
      camp.

      And you blow into the same horn.

    • Posted by Jakob Schulze, at Reply

      +Xipo86
      “Just imagine if a worker said that on his Facebook page”
      If he gets fired over something he does in his private life, that doesn’t
      has an influence on his job, then he could go to labour court and get his
      job back, cause “the evil government” actually protects you in those cases!
      You write one falsehood after the other and only speak in “ifs” and
      “woulds”. Give me one example of a person only criticizing the government
      and getting into trouble!

    • Posted by Jakob Schulze, at Reply

      +Xipo86
      Also I would never call Petry or anybody else from the AfD nazi, cause even
      though they are nationalists, they are much more capitalistic than the
      nazies.
      The AfD wants to disable the social safty net started by Bismark totally,
      which not even the nazies did. From my view it is the worse from both
      worlds. Hating “the others” and crushing the poor and working class at the
      same time!

    • Posted by Jakob Schulze, at Reply

      +Xipo86
      Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, but I think you will have an
      issue to find a country aka a safe space where “shooting refugee children”
      is seen as ok!
      Btw would you call yourself an injustice warrior?

    • Posted by kreizdämlicher labbeduddel, at Reply

      Truthbombed that dude so hard, he is now going to leave the country. Have
      mercy!

  7. Posted by Savage-American Imperialist, at Reply

    TYT, CNN and other liberal media outlets lied to us about Trump. Sorry, you
    clowns were exposed. #TytFakeNews

    • Posted by Reimu Hakurei, at Reply

      Savage-American Imperialist I exposed you too. you’re a Russian puppy
      trolling people.

    • Posted by Etheoma, at Reply

      And Cenk said that 95% was bullshit, furthermore the poll were wrong…
      That does not make them lies, it is because less democrats voted than usual
      because Hilary was not exciting in the least so the polls were wrong
      because they were based on old data.

    • Posted by Etheoma, at Reply

      +Michael Robertson Hilary is not in bad health and the stories about the
      DNC cheating in the election were false, yes the DNC were working with
      Hilary in the primaries which is not supposed to happen in the primaries
      the DNC is supposed to be impartial but that was not stuffing ballets it or
      any of the bullshit that was fake news.

      And in the main election the DNC is supposed to work with there candidate,
      nothing more fishy than normal has been proven that went on in the main
      election

    • Posted by J.U.C.E., at Reply

      Which about trump was the lie? The failed business? The lies he’s told his
      contractors? His tiny hands and fake weave? His “business ties” with
      Russia? which is the lie?

    • Posted by ferretmath, at Reply

      Michael Robertson – you haven’t yet provided any examples of TYT spreading
      fake news. Cenk warned the DNC not to claim Clinton had the election in the
      bag b/c it wasn’t true. The polls TYT talked about usually had Clinton and
      Trump in a dead-heat (esp in the final months). And TYT was the FIRST to
      report on the dirty tricks the DNC pulled on Sanders – long b/f the emails
      came out. You claimed TYT was one of the perpetrators of fake news during
      the election, yet when asked for examples you diverted to Buzzfeed and CNN.
      Just wondering if you can actually back your assertions…or are you just
      repeating ‘fake news’ claims?? Don’t be part of the problem, Michael.

  8. Posted by Jayz Gucci, at Reply

    so the DNC leak from Wikilekeas was FAKE NEWS? 😂

    • Posted by Tom Finnq, at Reply

      “Vast right wing conspiracy theories”

    • Posted by Blob Loblaw, at Reply

      +Robert Perez Your lack of reading comprehension goes a long way in
      explaining your belief in pizzagate.

    • Posted by 1monki, at Reply

      The Dems have been subtly shifting the leaks into “fake news” category from
      the beginning. They don’t think pizzagate lost them the election. But they
      still think Hillary was the best candidate ever and if not for the “fake
      news”, which includes the inconvenient real news, she would’ve won.

  9. Posted by Ascoltare Italiano, at Reply

    Germany is the very definition of Cucked.

    • Posted by Ogerfresse, at Reply

      And Italy the very definition of fucked.

    • Posted by Ascoltare Italiano, at Reply

      Italy has always been fucked, but we’ll never be cucked.

    • Posted by sbcistheboss, at Reply

      Wasn’t Italy under Islamic control way before Germany?

  10. Posted by Anil Nair, at Reply

    I can’t believe it is now the tolerant, liberal left that is spearheading
    censorship.

    • Posted by gav2102, at Reply

      It’s not. It’s the right.

    • Posted by 888nivek, at Reply

      +gav2102 but Merkel is a far leftist

    • Posted by gav2102, at Reply

      +888nivek Ahahahahahahaha. What’s your next joke?

    • Posted by 888nivek, at Reply

      +gav2102 how is she not left?

    • Posted by gav2102, at Reply

      +888nivek No seriously, go on. What’s your next one?

  11. Posted by BennyOcean, at Reply

    TYT: you will see me agree and disagree with you in the comments (if you
    don’t end up banning me) but I’m a long time subscriber and I’m just asking
    you to stand up for free speech worldwide. This is the issue of our time.
    Please stand up for the first amendment. If you do that, yours will have
    been lives well spent.

    • Posted by Michael 마익흘 Aronson, at Reply

      “stand up for free speech worldwide… Please stand up for the first
      amendment.”

      The first amendment is the US first amendment. It only applies to the
      American legal system.

    • Posted by TheTokkin, at Reply

      Maybe you should watch the video too.

  12. Posted by Pity, at Reply

    I feel like everything in Germany is extreme, left or right. Nothing is
    ever reasonable.

    • Posted by p diggidy, at Reply

      man that is all Western nation States. people like to believe that
      American’s are ignorant. I’ve been all over the world trust me when I say
      every country in the world is equally dumb. different, but equal

  13. Posted by INFINITY, at Reply

    I’ve said it many time and people don’t want to believe it,we are living
    1984

    • Posted by p diggidy, at Reply

      how so?

    • Posted by Ste H, at Reply

      p diggidy – not read 1984 then, have you?

    • Posted by vik_psn, at Reply

      that is doubleplus-untrue smh

    • Posted by Blob Loblaw, at Reply

      I agree, but I don’t think we agree in the same way. I think the most
      concerning 1984-like development is people’s ability for doublethink.

    • Posted by Special Agent Fox Mulder, at Reply

      INFINITY Doubleplusgood comment

  14. Posted by Randomfully Wonderful, at Reply

    Oh, darn, so if I link somebody to CNN, I could get fined?

    • Posted by Blob Loblaw, at Reply

      Biased news is not the same as fake news. People (on both sides) are
      already distorting what fake news means. Tell me what CNN reported that was
      fake.

    • Posted by Randomfully Wonderful, at Reply

      +A Rogue Chihuahua Every story they do on Islam and Russia is also fake.

    • Posted by Randomfully Wonderful, at Reply

      +Blob Loblaw They’re pushing for a war in Syria based on lies.

    • Posted by mario christopherson, at Reply

      Randomfully Wonderful lol

  15. Posted by doodelay, at Reply

    You shouldn’t punish regular people for sharing fake news, they share
    because they think it’s real. But you can and should punish those who
    [publish] fake news. How do you decide what is fake and what isn’t? Present
    the evidence in a court of law, just like any other case.

    • Posted by Pano 360, at Reply

      doodelay There’s actually nothing in the story about people catching heat
      for sharing. It’s only about punishing the outlets.

      TYT uses very click-baity titles.

    • Posted by doodelay, at Reply

      +Pano 360 true, I was more responding to the people who think courts don’t
      exist when it comes to this subject

  16. Posted by Ulrna, at Reply

    There is no such thing as “fake news” Cenk. There is news and there is
    conspiracy theories, but not “fake news”.
    This is an attempt to control freedom of the press politically, but you
    agree obviously because you are part of the mainstream narrative and
    because you fail to see the consequence this action to ban “fake news” is
    going to have in the future.

    • Posted by Ulrna, at Reply

      +Blake Moliere the reason why Governments try to “ban fake news” is because
      they want to control “news”, which has become a system to promote the
      ruling partys political narrative.
      like cenk once said, follow the money. The world is driven by it.

    • Posted by Evenson Alps, at Reply

      Ulrna “conspiracy theory” was invented by the msm. There are conspiracies
      (see:RICO statutes) and people theorise about them.

    • Posted by Ulrna, at Reply

      +Evenson Alps Yes, there are conspiracy theories, although some of them are
      created in order to obfuscate and distort real theories.

    • Posted by dancinkindofguy, at Reply

      Listening to these 2 weasels talk about FAKE NEWS is like listening to
      Hillary Clinton lecture us about Email Security.

    • Posted by 04mzwach, at Reply

      Ulrna TYT doesn’t like it because he has fake news. There’s actual fake
      news though, like people who slap Fox News on something and release a fake
      story.

  17. Posted by Biggest Mikey, at Reply

    EVERYBODY, STOP SHARING TYT VIDEOS!!!

    • Posted by lorndarken, at Reply

      lol

  18. Posted by Cis White Male with extra privilege, at Reply

    The lack of self awareness is amazing.

    I recommend Sargon and Stefan Molyneux.

    • Posted by HammerheadGuitar, at Reply

      +eagles980 You’ve got jackshit. What is an opinion worth if there is no
      argument to back that opinion up? Have you ever heard of a debate or
      discussion where people didn’t have to give arguments?

    • Posted by eagles980, at Reply

      +HammerheadGuitar Nice circular logic. Your definition of worthy opinions
      is an opinion in and of itself. You’ve proven nothing.

    • Posted by HammerheadGuitar, at Reply

      +eagles980 Yes opinions are worthless unless you are able to back them up
      with some facts. That’s not an opinion, that’s how the world works.

      Why can’t you answer my question?
      ”Have you ever heard of a debate or discussion where people didn’t have to
      give arguments?”

    • Posted by eagles980, at Reply

      +HammerheadGuitar Everything you just said is an unsubstantiated opinion
      and a lazy cliche.

      This isn’t a formal debate with established rules, champ, so the answer is
      yes. In fact even in formal debates the guy who utilizes the best
      rhetorical obfuscations and tricks is the one who wins, not necessarily the
      one with the best logic or “argument”. It’s why creationists and
      evolutionists can at the same time win their audience over and change
      neither person’s opinion when they debate one another. Nice try, though.

  19. Posted by MrMusiclover41, at Reply

    Fox has broadcast fake news all along. Why is Fox considered a legitimate
    news outlet? It is only a propaganda arm of the Republican party.

    • Posted by charlie bowlen, at Reply

      cnn, abc, nbc, etc….

    • Posted by StarDust, at Reply

      But you consider TYT ‘real’ news LOL… ye no propaganda there.. idiot

    • Posted by HammerheadGuitar, at Reply

      +dollarznc Propaganda is a biased version of news. The best propaganda is
      made up of half truths without lying.

    • Posted by Star Lord, at Reply

      MrMusiclover41 There is no legitimate mainstream news outlet.
      That is why this is dirty commie tactics.

  20. Posted by GrandPrince, at Reply

    Everyone who support the ban of fake news, takes a part in tyranny against
    freedom.

    • Posted by zOgOs, at Reply

      GrandPrince Not true, bullshit should not be spread as fact. example:
      “pizzagate” and Hillary creating ISIS.

    • Posted by Hcg Tiger, at Reply

      its the medias job to educate the masses on important political issues and
      when the mainstream media has 6% approval its clear they have failed these
      pizza gate conspiracies flourish in the absence of real news.