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ECJ to rule on whether Facebook must actively seek out hate speech

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 15:45

The Austrian Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on whether Facebook should actively search for hate speech posted by users.  The original lawsuit against Facebook was filed...

UK Government to set up new unit to tackle fake news

Posted by Daniel Smith on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 15:54

The UK government has announced that it will set up a new unit to counter “fake news” and disinformation. The government said that the “dedicated national security communications unit”, which is...

IPO launches copyright lessons for seven-year olds

Posted by Daniel Smith on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 16:12

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a new campaign to teach children about online copyright infringement. In a bid to make intellectual property “fun”, the IPO has produced a...

UK Government publishes Internet Safety green paper

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 8:39

The UK Government has announced proposals for a voluntary levy on Internet companies “to raise awareness and counter internet harms”. The government has said that the levy would target issues such as...

Amber Rudd focusses on Internet in conference speech

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 18:39

Rudd announced plans to tighten terrorism laws to criminalise merely viewing terrorist content, as opposed to keeping a copy found on the Internet, as well as new legislation to criminalise...

UK prime minister calls on internet firms to remove extremist content within two hours

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:01

The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has told internet companies that they need to go “further and faster” in removing extremist content in a speech to the United Nations general assembly. The prime...

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