Commission to submit binding rules for platforms to “detect, report and remove” online abuse soon

Commission to submit binding rules for platforms to “detect, report and remove” online abuse soon

The European Commission will propose legislation later this year and in 2021 that will force online platforms to undertake measures to stop the spread of online child abuse, the EU’s home affairs chief Ylva Johansson announced on Friday (24 July). “We are going to present legislation to make it mandatory for Internet companies to detect, report, remove and refer,” instances of online child abuse, she told reporters on Friday (24 July), as part of an unveiling of the Commission’s new security strategy. The new moves come as part of a…

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Massive resignations at Hungary’s largest news site as fallout from editor’s firing continues

Massive resignations at Hungary’s largest news site as fallout from editor’s firing continues

More than 70 journalists have resigned from the about 90-member editorial team of Index, Hungary’s leading independent media outlet, in what is being described as a devastating blow to the country’s free press and media plurality. Deputy lead editors Veronika Munk and János Haász, as well as managing editor Attila Tóth-Szenesi, along with a majority of journalists, all left the company on Friday (24 July), after László Bodolai, Chairman of the board of trustees of the foundation that owns Index, refused to rehire the editor-in-chief Szabolcs Dull. Yesterday the editorial…

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Marshals offended by refusal to test them for Covid-19 at British Grand Prix

Marshals offended by refusal to test them for Covid-19 at British Grand Prix

British marshals have expressed anger and disappointment that they will not be tested for Covid-19 at the forthcoming British Grand Prix and the 70th anniversary grand prix which follows it at Silverstone. Critical to driver safety at races, marshals had originally been told they would be tested as part of Formula One’s coronavirus safety protocols. However, those working outside the paddock will not be tested, a decision they described as a slap in the face and potentially a health risk. F1 has successfully completed three grands prix using its coronavirus…

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