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EU Council extends broadcast content rules to social media

Wednesday 24 May 2017 | 08:46 CET | News
The EU Council has approved a revised directive on audiovisual media services (AVMS) that would see rules covering TV broadcasts extended to social media platforms. The Commission in its first proposal released a year ago already proposed extending the directive to video-sharing platforms. The Council took this a step further to social media services, where the provision of audiovisual content forms an essential part of such services. As a result sites such as YouTube and Facebook will have to comply with rules on the protection of minors and removing content containing hate speech and

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