The European Commission wants to adopt stricter policies to curb terrorist content on social media.
Having had previously asked tech firms (such as Facebook, Twitter and Google) to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of the content’s posting, the Commission feels that it needs to add stricter measures for enforcing the rules. The new legislation drafted reportedly include penalties to be imposed if a social platform fails to comply with the European Commission’s requirements for removing terrorist content . The proposed legislation would have to be approved by lawmakers and European Union (EU) member countries before it can be implemented.
This marks another step by Europe towards increased regulation for tech companies, following EU data protection rules (introduced in May) which posed restrictions on how tech platforms can collect and use personal data.