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New EU rules to control social media

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The European Union has reached a landmark deal to take aim at hate speech, disinformation and other harmful online content.

The law will force big tech companies to police themselves harder, make it easier for users to flag problems and empower regulators to punish noncompliance with billions in fines.

The Digital Services Act will overhaul the digital rulebook for 27 countries and cement Europe’s reputation as the global leader in reining in the power of social media companies and other digital platforms, such as Facebook, Google and Amazon.

http://www.afr.com/news/world/europe/eu-targets-big-tech-with-groundbreaking-rules-20220423-p5afmi?btis


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