Why is it so hard to regulate online hate?
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Why is it so hard to regulate hate online?

Social media firms in Germany could face fines of up to €50 million if they take too long to remove illegal content including fake news. Commentators have suggested similar legislation could be passed in the UK.

James Blessing, chair of the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), tells Today that the technology is not yet advanced enough to make automated monitoring effective, with social media firms still reliant on workers flagging content for review.

  • 15 Mar 2017
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