EU tar­gets tech gi­ants with tough new an­titer­ror con­tent rules

COM­PA­NIES WILL HAVE JUST ONE HOUR TO RE­MOVE OF­FEND­ING ITEMS.

APC Australia - - Tech Notes -

Although Google, Twit­ter and Face­book have al­legedly been try­ing to curb the spread of rad­i­cal sen­ti­ments on their so­cial plat­forms, the Euro­pean Union isn’t sat­is­fied. The EU is propos­ing a new law that will force all tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies — large or small — to iden­tify and delete ter­ror pro­pa­ganda, with fail­ure to com­ply lead­ing to hefty fines. Com­pa­nies will have an hour to re­move of­fen­sive con­tent, with the new law es­sen­tially mak­ing them more re­spon­si­ble for the ma­te­rial on their sites. SS

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