European ministers agree to act faster against online haatberichten

European ministers agree to act faster against online haatberichten

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European ministers agree on plans of the European Commission, which wants to make Us tech faster action against haatberichten such as threats and insults.

This is the first European legislation in this area. The legislation must still be approved by the European Parliament, reports Reuters.

The European Commission was in december already agreed on the plan including Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft asks faster to act against haatberichten.

Previously voted a lot of great tech all in with optional guidelines. It says that social media within 24 hours should be action against hateful or offensive messages.

Right balance

In practice, the actual companies however not often enough to succeed in within 24 hours all the hateful messages to delete, the European Commission.

An earlier study of european Commissioner Věra Jourová (Justice) states that only 40 percent of the reported messages within 24 hours by tech is put under a microscope. Only after 48 hours is 80 percent of the reported posts by the tech seen.

Europe wants that tech to look at new ways to go faster reporting of hateful messages or glorification of terrorism.

“We must consider new ways to watch the videos and find the right balance to create innovative services to promote European films to promote, to protect children and haatspraak better to fight”, says Andrus Ansip, vice-president of the EU commission for the Digital Single Market.

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