• Here Comes Another EU Law Threatening Google and Facebook With Enormous Fines

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The European Union may hit companies such as Google , Facebook and Twitter with yet another new law that comes with massive fines for non-compliance, and this time it's all about terror.
    Much as the General Data Protection Regulation threatens companies with fines of up to 4% of global revenues if they break the EU's privacy rules, a new piece of legislation would levy similar penalties if they don't remove terrorist propaganda from their platforms within an hour of a “competent” authority telling them to do so.
    What's a competent authority? That would be up to each EU country to...
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  • Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    The European Union's executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to monitor uploads in order to be able to quickly remove terrorist uploads.
    The Commission handed platforms an informal one-hour rule for removing terrorist content back in March. It's now proposing turning that into a law to prevent such content spreading its violent propaganda over the Internet.
    For now the ‘rule of thumb' regime continues to apply. But it's putting meat on the bones of its thinking, fleshing out a more expansive proposal...
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  • Internet companies may face EU fine if extremist content isn't removed within an hour

    Internet companies may face EU fine if extremist content isn't removed within an hour

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    The European Union's chief executive on Wednesday proposed fining Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour. Brussels gave internet firms three months in March to show they were acting faster to take down radical posts, but EU regulators say too little is being do...
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