European Commission berates tech companies for insufficiently enthusiastic censorship

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December 5, 2016
CNet News    
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"Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are not acting quickly enough to tackle hate speech, according to the European Commission, which has told the companies to buck up their ideas. If the Silicon Valley companies do not speed up their response to tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms, they will be be brought to book under European law, the Commission said Sunday. Back in May the companies all voluntarily [sic] signed up to a code of conduct, in which they promised to remove hate speech within 24 hours .... Signing the code was an alternative to the EU drawing up laws on the matter. But now the EU Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova has said that the Commission may be forced [sic] to enact laws after all, as only 40 percent of posts are being removed within the timeframe." (12/05/16)  

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