Facebook, Twitter And Others Join EU Fight Against Hate Speech
The EU just got several big online companies to agree to keep hate speech off their sites.By Ben Lawson | May 31, 2016
Several major American tech companies have agreed to a European Union request to remove hateful content posted to their sites.
An EU release says Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft plan to follow a code of conduct for removing hate speech from their platforms.
In a statement, the EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality said the move is meant — at least in part — to prevent terrorist groups from using social media sites to radicalize young people.