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Facebook could better fight illegal content with EU-wide legal framework, executive says

By Matthew Newman
  • 12 Mar 2020 10:09
  • 12 Mar 2020 10:09
Facebook wants to see an EU-wide approach to stemming illegal online content such as hate speech and terrorism rather than a regulatory patchwork across different member states, the social-media platform's EU public-policy manager said today. 
“What we see are differences in legal frameworks of different countries, so maybe having

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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