Facebook, Twitter and other Silicon Valley giants agree to new hate speech rules

Some of the world’s largest technology companies have agreed to new EU regulations that mean they will have to take down hate speech within 24 hours of it being posted to their platforms. Of course, the comments will only be removed if they breach they are indeed actual hate speech, rather than a generally repugnant opinion. The move is also designed to curb the spread of terrorist propaganda online by ensuring that all comments are reviewed within a day of being flagged. The recent terror attacks have reminded us of the urgent need to address illegal online hate speech. Social…

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