Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are not acting quickly enough to tackle hate speech, according to the European Commission, which has told the companies to get their act together.
If the Silicon Valley companies do not speed up their response to tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms, they will be be held accountable under European law, the Commission said Sunday.
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Time For Truth: (c|net) – US tech giants not acting fast enough on hate speech, EU charges
Theresa May finally got her surveillance powers through the U.K. parliament — and with it, she has a whole new problem to overcome in the U.K.’s split from Europe.
Westminster gave a green light to the Investigatory Powers Bill on Wednesday, granting government security services wide-ranging powers to monitor people’s phones and computers.
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Time For Truth: (Politico) – Why EU may battle May over the Snooper’s Charter
The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Europe at risk of collapse; France, Germany must lead - French PM
While Hillary Clinton’s campaign staffers have publicly attempted to downplay the scandal around her use of a private email server while secretary of state, they acknowledged in private just how damaging the issue could be to Clinton’s political aspirations.
Leaked emails reveal the Clinton campaign actually wanted reporters and the public to focus on the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks — considered one of the darker marks on Hillary’s record as secretary of state — instead of on the private email server.
Horrible news broke Sunday afternoon as details emerged of the vicious firebombing of the Orange County GOP Head Quarters in North Carolina. Nobody was killed in the attack, which is being described as a “political terrorism,” although the office itself was lost. According to authorities “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was spray-painted on a building close to the attack, but that didn’t stop CNN’s Brian Stelter from concluding Donald Trump’s “over heated the rhetoric” was what caused the attack.
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Time For Truth: (News Busters) – CNN’s Stelter Blames Firebombing of NC Republican Office on Trump's 'Over Heated' Rhetoric