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The Effect of Content Moderation on Online and Offline Hate: Evidence from Germany’s NetzDG (SSRN)

“Using a difference-in-differences strategy, we find that the law was associated with a statistically significant reduction in toxic posts by far-right social media users. Further, we show that the NetzDG reduced anti-refugee hate crimes in towns with more far-right Facebook users. Together, these findings suggest that online content moderation can curb online hate speech and offline violence.”

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4230296

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