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28 juni 2022

Why social media firms will struggle to follow new EU rules on illegal content

Why social media firms will struggle to follow new EU rules on illegal content

The EU’s recently agreed Digital Services Act and the UK Government’s Online Safety Bill are the latest attempts to target illegal online content, particularly on social media platforms; but Dr Greig Paul of the University of Strathclyde believes that the struggles to balance moderation with free speech, and the sheer scale of social media, means that such efforts are unlikely to succeed.
Social media allowed us to connect with one another like never before. But it came with a price – it handed a megaphone to everyone, including terrorists, child abusers and hate groups.

EU institutions recently reached agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA), which aims to “make sure that what is illegal offline is dealt with as illegal online”. The UK Government also has an Online Safety Bill in the works, to step up requirements for digital platforms to take down illegal material.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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