Skip to comments.EU law targets Big Tech over hate speech, disinformation
Posted on 04/23/2022 1:23:25 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
BRUSSELS (AP) — Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta will have to police their platforms more strictly to better protect European users from hate speech, disinformation and other harmful online content under landmark EU legislation approved early Saturday.
European Union officials clinched the agreement in principle on the Digital Services Act after lengthy final negotiations that began Friday. The law will also force tech companies to make it easier for users to flag problems, ban online ads aimed at kids and empower regulators to punish noncompliance with billions in fines.
The Digital Services Act, one half of an overhaul for the 27-nation bloc’s digital rulebook, helps cement Europe’s reputation as the global leader in efforts to rein in the power of social media companies and other digital platforms.
“With the DSA, the time of big online platforms behaving like they are ‘too big to care’ is coming to an end,” said EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.
EU Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager added that “with today’s agreement we ensure that platforms are held accountable for the risks their services can pose to society and citizens.”
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As in previous comments, just WHO is the arbiter of what is and isn’t mis/dis/mal-information? Same “fact” checkers fakebook uses? Besides, didn’t branDUHn tell is if it comes down to “truth” or “facts”, he’ll choose “truth”. But, not Orange Man Bad. And that is all that matters/d to a lot of fidiots out there.
That is the problem, disinformation will be anything anti-communist.
It’s obviously a coordinated setup with our government being able to pretend that they had nothing to do with this.
But clearly it will be applied across the internet regardless of IP location.
Global communists are on an unobstructed march towards absolute control of every square inch of the planet...
I am not one to bring out the NAZI argument but how very NAZI of the EU.
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