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Big online platforms set to avoid 24-hour takedown rule in EU content-moderation rules

By Nicholas Wallace and Matthew Newman
  • 10 Nov 2021 12:25
  • 12 Nov 2021 11:21
Online platforms such as Google’s YouTube and Meta’s Facebook are likely to face lighter rules on removing illegal content, as European Parliament members and EU governments have separately agreed to drop a proposed requirement for them take down the material within 24 hours of it being flagged.

Instead, platforms would

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