RIGHTS GROUPS SLAM EU ONLINE TERRORIST CONTENT LAW


26/03/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- International civil society and human rights organizations have demanded that the European Parliament reject legislation to remove terrorist propaganda and hateful posts from the internet very quickly, which it will vote on next month.

In a joint statement issued by a total of 61 NGOs, including Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), Civil Liberties Union for Europe, and the European Federation of Journalists, the European Union (EU) argued that parliamentarians, social media platforms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter should reject a law that would force terrorist content to be removed within no more than an hour due to risks associated with basic rights.

Due to the short period of time given for the removal of such terrorist content, the organizations said that the providers of the area will use automatic inspection tools, which threatens freedom of expression, freedom of information, the right to privacy, and the rule of law.

These means of control may be insufficient to distinguish between terrorist propaganda and hateful posts and activism or dissenting rhetoric, the statement said.


porno izlebrazzers