On Friday, December 28, 2018, new measures to fight terrorism and other crime in the European Union came into force, with an ultimate goal of improving security through a more efficient sharing of the information.
The European Union’s executive proposed investing more funds to counter fake news on the Internet, establishing an early warning system to alert governments and pushing tech companies do more to stop disinformation before next year’s EU elections.
The EU will propose a law that will force social media platforms to remove terrorist content within 1 hour or face fines
The Financial Times reported on Sunday that a new regulation will take place in the EU where social media websites will be obligated to remove extremist, or any other terror-related content from their platforms in less than 60 minutes or they will have to pay fines.
This new proposed bill would enforce a law also known as “three strikes” that would correct some wrongs in the current counter-terrorism law.