New Regulation against extremist content online

 29 abril 2021
New Regulation against extremist content online

The European Parliament approved on 28 April 2021 the Regulation providing for the removal of extremist content and the dissemination of hate speech online. The aim of the measure is to enable and promote a more effective fight against radicalisation and against terrorist and extremist networks and organisations, which have been strengthening their dissemination, disinformation and recruitment activities through the Internet.

The legal text provides that each Member State shall designate an authority responsible for identifying the content to be removed and for notifying the responsible companies and platforms to remove or block the content within one hour.

The European Parliament's approval comes after the Council, under the Portuguese Presidency, adopted its position on 16 March. The Regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.