Sep 12, 2018
Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts
Google, Facebook and Twitter must remove extremist content within an hour or face hefty fines, the European Commission's president has said. Net firms had been given three months in March to show they were acting faster to take down radical posts. If authorities flag content that incites and advocates extremism, the content must be removed from the web within an hour, the proposal from the EU's lead civil servant state. Net firms that fail to comply would face fines of up to four percent of their annual global turnover. The proposal will need backing from the countries that make up the EU as well as the European Parliament and internet platforms will be required to develop new tools to police content.
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