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Germany to fine technology companies if they do not remove “fake news”

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 14:20

German ministers have recently approved plans to fine technology companies if they fail to remove hate speech and so-called “fake news” quickly enough. The law entails fines to the tune of...

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European Parliament officially adopts Terrorism Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 16:17

The European Parliament has officially adopted the EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism, which is designed to give police and prosecutors across the EU the ability to “fight and counter terrorism...

Tech giants join forces to curb spread of online terrorist content

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 13:57

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have announced a joint-initiative to help curb the spread of terrorist content online. According to a joint statement by the companies, they will commit to...

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OSCE issues communiqué on free expression and counter-terrorism

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 10:06

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest security-focused intergovernmental organisation, has published a communiqué “on free expression and the fight...

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Radicalisation: Home Affairs Committee report targets social media companies

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 17:30

Social media companies have come under criticism in a report on radicalisation published by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee. The report accuses social media companies of “consciously...

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French interior minister proposes ‘global initiative’ against encrypted messaging apps

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 14:26

The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has called for a “global initiative” to undermine encryption in messaging apps, reports Le Monde. “This is a central issue in the fight against...

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