The European Commission puts foot down on extremist content

On Thursday, the European Union gave internet companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, three months to figure out a way of removing extremist content.

Internet firms should be ready to remove extremist content within an hour of being notified, according to the European Commission (EC).

Digital commissioner, Andrus Ansip, said to The Guardian: “While several platforms have been removing more illegal content than ever before, we still need to react faster against terrorist propaganda and other illegal content which is a serious threat to our citizens’ security, safety and fundamental rights.”

Written by Leah Alger