A European Commission list calls for EU member states to develop stronger procedures to remove illegal content more efficiently and curb terrorist content online
The European Commission hopes to strengthen procedures to remove illegal online content and increase protection against terrorism with a new list of recommended operational measures.
The list of recommendations was published on 1 March and calls for member states to develop stronger procedures to remove illegal content more efficiently and curb terrorist content online. Specifically, it calls for a clearer notice and action procedures for notifying illegal content, more efficient tools and proactive technologies to notify users, stronger safeguards to ensure fundamental rights so that decisions to remove content are accurate, the creation of tools for automatic detection and closer cooperation with authorities.
To curb the proliferation of terrorist content online, the commission called for:
Terrorist content to be removed within one hour;
The creation of automated detection tools to swiftly remove or disable terrorist content and stop it reappearing;
The introduction of fast-tracked procedures to process referrals as quickly as possible;
Member states to referrals and follow-up as well as cooperation with companies to curb online terrorist content. They should report relevant information on terrorist content within three months and illegal content within six months.