Terrorist content online: one hour to remove it, but no compulsory filtering 

Internet companies will get one hour to remove terrorist content online after receiving an order, but they will not have to filter all the content they upload.

In a vote on Wedneday, MEPs are set to confirm their negotiating position on the new rules to tackle the dissemination of terrorist content online across the EU. The talks with EU ministers to finalise the new law will be a task for the next Parliament.

The text adopted by the Civil Liberties Committee foresees penalties of up to 4% of the company’s turnover if there are persistent breaches. It also includes safeguards to ensure that freedom of speech and media freedom are respected, as well as measures to avoid disproportionate pressure on smaller companies.

Procedure: ordinary legislative procedure, first reading

2018/0331(COD)

Vote: Wednesday, 17 April