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European Parliament approves 1-hour takedown deadline for terrorist content

Thursday 18 April 2019 | 10:24 CET | News
The European Parliament has approved legislation that would require social media sites to take down terrorist content within one hour of notification. If the companies do not adhere to the strict takedown deadlines, they would face fines of up to 4 percent of turnover.

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