EU truer ytringsfriheden på nettet

The EU has signed a deal with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft designed to curb the use of hate speech online that has been blasted as “ill considered” by the very people who helped draw it up.

Democracy campaigners have warned that the definition of ‘hate speech’ is so vague the EU could end up with the power to get postings critical of the Brussels project removed from the Internet forever in what constitutes a “frightening path to totalitarianism”.

The internet firms must work with Commission officials to build a “network” of “trusted reporters” who can flag up instances of ‘hate speech’ to be removed within 24 hours.

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