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The EU’s Policy Against Terrorist Content
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The EU’s Policy Against Terrorist Content

This year, the European Union’s policy against terrorist content formally came into force. Giving states the power to inform platforms and demand removal subject to a strict one-hour window, the rules promise to be a step against the spread of extremism across the virtual medium. In cases where a platform does not take heed of the warnings, states can issue sanctions and turn to penalties as well. All platforms operating within the region have been given a year’s time to modify their structural systems and evolve to meet the new norms.  In December of last year, when the rules were first formulated, Margaritis Schinas went on to say that this “will provide a clear legal framework that sets out the responsibilities for Member States and service providers”. Schinas added th...