Fb, YouTube, Twitter to Face Identical EU Laws on Hateful Content material as Broadcasters

Facebook, Alphabet-owned YouTube, Twitter, and other social media will for the first time be subject to EU broadcasting rules on hate speech and harmful content under European Commission guidelines announced on Thursday. The amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive adopted in 2018 came in part from lobbying by broadcasters who wanted online platforms to …

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Fb, Google, Twitter Instructed through EU to Do Extra In opposition to Faux Information

Two years after agreeing to a self-regulatory code of practice to tackle disinformation, Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Twitter and other tech rivals must try harder to be more effective, the European Commission said on Thursday. Fake news related to COVID-19 has accelerated calls for social media to be more proactive in combating the issue. The companies, …

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TikTok to Sign up for EU Code of Behavior In opposition to Hate Speech

Chinese video app TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, will be joining the European Union’s voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech online, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Social media platforms have come under increasing pressure from politicians and governments to do more to tackle online hate speech and disinformation, which have …

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