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YouTube, Facebook, other platforms should see content moderated by regulator, EU lawmakers' resolution says

By Matthew Newman
  • 07 Jul 2020 10:21
  • 03 Jun 2021 08:22
Online platforms such as Google’s YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo should come under a regulator that would decide on material to be removed rather than being left to do their own “content moderation,” EU lawmakers said today.
The European Commission should propose a regulation as part of the Digital Services Act

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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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