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Europe votes to fine internet firms over extremist content

Posted On: Apr. 19, 2019 2:59 AM CST

The European parliament voted on April 17 to back the proposal to fine internet companies up to 4% of their revenue if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour, Reuters reported. European Union officials said that the one-hour rule would apply to companies including U.S.-based Facebook Inc. and Google L.L.P. from the point of notification by national authorities.

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