EU considers 60-minute deadline for social networks to remove terrorist content


No longer the carrot, now the stick: the European Commission is considering imposing an hour-long deadline for social networks to remove terrorist and extremist content after voluntary measures appear to have failed.

As reported by the Financial Times on Sunday, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as smaller businesses, are all within the EU’s sights.

This is the first time that technology firms and online services could be held directly responsible for how long terrorism-related content is allowed to circulate on social media.

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Source: ZDNet