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The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.
The IT Companies support the European Commission and EU Member States in the effort to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally. They share, together with other platforms and social media companies, a collective responsibility and pride in promoting and facilitating freedom of expression throughout the online world.
However, the Commission and the IT Companies recognise that the spread of illegal hate speech online not only negatively affects the groups or individuals that it targets, it also negatively impacts those who speak out for freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination in our open societies and has a chilling effect on the democratic discourse on online platforms.
"Anybody with an interest in getting certain types of content removed is going to find this interesting."
The EU deal effectively requires the internet companies to be the arbiters of what type of speech is legal in each country. It also threatens to complicate the distinction between what is actually illegal, and what is simply not allowed by the companies' terms of service - a far broader category.
"The commission's solution is to ask the companies to do the jobs of the authorities," said Estelle Masse, policy lead in Europe for Access Now, a digital rights advocacy group that did not endorse the final EU agreement.
Masse said that once companies agree to take quick action on any content that is reported to them, they will inevitably review it not only for legal violations but also terms of service violations.
"The code of conduct puts terms of service above national law," she said.
In order to prevent the spread of illegal hate speech, it is essential to ensure that relevant national laws transposing the Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia are fully enforced by Member States in the online as well as the in the offline environment.
originally posted by: Miracula2
The other thing I thought was bizarre about the Ebola virus coming to Texas after my response to that grandmother's anger over her grandson's victimization by the Texas government and the meteor burning people on the ground with 2nd degree burns after I speculated on what the image of the beast might be regarding 2257 laws and people like Jerry Sandusky in an old book written a couple thousand years ago a guy received a vision that two dudes with bulging muscles and sharp tongues would be able to strike the earth at will with plagues and that fire would proceed forth from their mouths and consume their enemies with fire. And the meteor was 30 times brighter than the sun.
Even more bizarre was that movie about my former career in the Coast Guard as a rescue swimmer that kept me from abandoning my faith one of the characters, student swimmer has a number 2 tattooed on his back in the movie.
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
Your statements show deceit because Christianity does NOT force conversion or death...... the Islamic faith does.
originally posted by: SargonThrall
Dominionists are one of those groups they try to sweep under the rug or disavow. Doesn't fit the narrative.
Guilty of a steady stream of fallacious arguments and conclusions: Constant errors in logical non sequiturs.
Here are some: Appeal to probability – takes something for granted because it would probably be the case.
Argument from fallacy – assumes that if an argument for some conclusion is fallacious, then the conclusion itself is false.
Base rate fallacy – making a probability judgement based on conditional probabilities, without taking into account the effect of prior probabilities.
Conjunction fallacy – assumption that an outcome simultaneously satisfying multiple conditions is more probable than an outcome satisfying a single one of them.
What infowars concludes from the data might not be reliable, but the INFORMATION that they present are most certainly solid and factual. Nobody is pushing the viewers to take the conclusions they draw, but it is certainly a breath of fresh air in a world where mainstream media is choking on the very information that reaches people. In a world of censored and spinned information and news, infowars steps in to offer a glimpse of the more grave possibilities, if not the grave realities themselves.
originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
Please keep going, you're confirming every reason I had when I became an atheist. .