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Germany’s New Hate Speech Act in Force: What Social Network Providers Need To Do Now — "The NetzDG [Net Enforcement Act)]has been criticised since the beginning of the legislative process, as a great number of lawyers deem the law incompatible with the principle of freedom of expression and the upcoming EU E-Privacy Directive that will be effective 25 May 2018. Therefore, everyone is waiting in suspense for the first complaints brought up against this law to the German Federal Constitutional Court, or even the European Court of Justice.

We compiled the five key aspects of the NetzDG for social networks to make you NetzDG-ready."
Analysis, Europe, Regulation Technology Law Dispatch
Online Service Providers and the European Trend Towards an Unsafe Harbour — The introduction of the safe harbour regime in the E-commerce Directive in the early 2000s sought to provide online service providers (“OSPs”) with a measure of immunity from liability arising from certain actions including those by users of their services. In recent times, however, there has been what can fairly be described as a discernible shift in the balance of responsibility under the safe harbour regime which has seen a much greater emphasis placed on the role of OSPs in addressing illegal activity online. Analysis, Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation, Law, Regulation Lexology
Can Taking Down Websites Really Stop Terrorists and Hate Groups? — "Racists and terrorists, and many other extremists, have used the internet for decades and adapted as technology evolved, shifting from text-only discussion forums to elaborate and interactive websites, custom-built secure messaging systems and even entire social media platforms. Recent efforts to deny these groups online platforms will not kick hate groups, nor hate speech, off the web. In fact, some scholars theorize that attempts to shut down hate speech online may cause a backlash, worsening the problem and making hate groups more attractive to marginalized and stigmatized people, groups and movements." Counterterrorism, Europe, Propaganda, Regulation, Terrorism, UK, US, Violent Extremist VOX-Pol
Fighting Terrorism Online: Internet Forum pushes for automatic detection of terrorist propaganda — Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King hosted the third Ministerial meeting of the EU Internet Forum, to take stock of the progress made over the past year on curbing terrorist content online and decide on next steps in this area. Now is the moment to step up efforts on all fronts to make sure terrorist content is not just detected but also removed before it reaches internet users, to streamline and speed up the terrorist content referrals process, to improve transparent and regular reporting from the internet companies and to increase the number of internet companies participating in the EU Internet Forum. Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation
World Leaders Urge Big Tech to Police Terrorist Content — At an unusual session on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders of one powerful government after another told the leaders of some of the most powerful internet companies to intensify their efforts to take down terrorist propaganda. Europe
EU Internet Forum: Bringing together governments, Europol and technology companies to counter terrorist content and hate speech online — Today, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos in cooperation with the Commissioner for Justice, Consumer and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, will launch the EU Internet Forum. The forum brings together EU Interior Ministers, high-level representatives of major internet companies, Europol, the EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator and the European Parliament. The goal is to reach a joint, voluntary approach based on a public-private partnership to detect and address harmful material online. Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation