Europe is telling tech companies to take down terrorist content within an hour of it being flagged — or face sweeping new legislation.
…Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all agreed in 2016 to review and remove a majority of hate speech within 24 hours. The category includes racist, violent or illegal posts.
…European lawmakers are concerned that social media platforms can be used to spread extremist content, and influence elections on the continent. Some have called for tech companies to be made legally responsible for content on their platforms.
But critics say that a heavy handed approach could restrict the free speech of Europeans.