Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google have all committed to new rules designed to “ensure that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally”.
Vĕra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, said, ” The recent terror attacks have reminded us of the urgent need to address illegal online hate speech.
Keith Porteus Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, issued a statement condemning the hate speech laws .
On Twitter, one person claimed Brussels was intent on “banning speech we don’t like by calling it hate speech”.
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