Bloomberg: “U.S. Internet giants Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., Google and Microsoft Corp. pledged to tackle online hate speech in less than 24 hours as part of a joint commitment with the European Union to combat the use of social media by terrorists.
Beyond national laws that criminalize hate speech, there is a need to ensure such activity by Internet users is “expeditiously reviewed by online intermediaries and social media platforms, upon receipt of a valid notification, in an appropriate time-frame,” the companies and the European Commission said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
The code of conduct arrives as Europe comes to terms with the bloody attacks in Paris and Brussels by Islamic State, which has used the Web and social media to spread its message of hate against its enemies. The companies said it remains a “challenge” to strike the right balance between freedom of expression and hate speech in the self-generated content on online platforms.
Opinion: Hate speech is in the ear of the beholder?
- To virtually every nation on earth opposition to a two state solution in Israel could be considered hate speech
- To associate Islam with terror is considered hate speech by many
- To the same-sex marriage advocates , the Bible itself could be considered hate speech
In the coming new world order, as described by the prophet Daniel, the beholder will be a global dictator:
- He will have eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words Daniel 7:20
- He shall be different from others before him Daniel 7:24
- He will understand sinister schemes Daniel 8:23
- His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power Daniel 8:24
- He shall be broken without human means Daniel 8:25