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15:57

Who's responsible and for what? German officials want Facebook to pay fines for illegal parties

Interesting case. It is only one click to invite your friends or the whole world. Technically it should be trivial to implement more precautionary measures, e.g. more windows to actively confirm your decision, to avoid careless mistakes. Too late for the "organizer" in this case. The 20-year old guy will have to pay some 227,000 euro after over 1,500 people hit the “join” the party button. €227,000 can easily ruin someone.

What would you do?

RT :: German officials have lost their tolerance for massive benders coordinated via Facebook. Their solution: make the social network share the burden of six-figure fines that party organizers receive over costly police operations to clean up the mess.

A report by rt.com

HT: Tristan Bailey, via Jeff Jarvis, here:

Shoot the platform RT @tristanbailey: Shoot the messenger? Germany wants Facebook to pay fines for illegal parties bit.ly/MnZJ5r

— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) August 17, 2012

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