French National Assembly approved law to fight against hate speech online 


The French National Assembly approved Act against hate speech online. The Act forces online platforms and search engines, such as Facebook and Google, to remove hate content targeting ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability in 24 hours. The deputies also added to this list incitement to terrorist and child pornography. If the intermediary refuses to remove the illegal content, it can be condemned to pay up to 4% of their annual global profit. The act also requires platforms to implementing a button, common to all intermediaries, that will allow users to report any hate content. The superior audio-visual council will watch and ensure that online intermediaries enforce the Act.

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