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European Commission calls for 1-hour takedown of terrorist content online

Thursday 1 March 2018 | 13:43 CET | News
The European Commission has called for terrorist content posted online to be taken down within one hour, under a recommendation to EU states on how to tackle illegal online content. The proposal goes further than calls from some EU states, such as 24 hours under recent legislation passed in Germany and a two-hour limit called for by the UK government. 

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