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German domestic spy agency hits out at Silicon Valley


The head of Germany’s domestic intelligen­ce agency accused US tech giants like Facebook on Monday of failing to take enough responsibi­lity for content on their sites, underminin­g democracy by not distinguis­hing between fact and opinion. “Today we are discoverin­g a ‘fifth estate’ that makes claims but up until now does not want to take any social responsibi­lity,” Hans-Georg Maassen said. Maassen said he was pleased that there had been no major hacking or suspicious news leaks ahead of Germany’s election in September

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