In the Facebook case, the regional court in Berlin came down heavily on Facebook's terms that applied to German users. According to the Facebook's terms, users "grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP (intellectual property) content that you post on or in connection with Facebook.

"Facebook has since dropped "royalty-free" and "in connection with" from the disputed sentence in its terms for residents of Germany, the report added."We complied with the order to clarify a single provision in our terms concerning an IP license a while ago.

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The court felt we did not update our terms quickly enough and has issued a fine, which we will pay," a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying. Earlier, addressing the people at an event in Berlin, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said there was "still work to do" and said Facebook was "committed to doing better" when it comes to hate speech.

"Hate speech has no place on Facebook and in our community. Facebook would now add migrants to its list of protected groups," Zuckerberg said.