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According to TechCrunch, the European Parliament has lost what was left of its collective sanity:

The European Parliament approved a new law on terrorist content takedowns yesterday, paving the way for one-hour removals to become the legal standard across the EU.

The regulation “addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online” will come into force shortly after publication in the EU’s Official Journal — and start applying 12 months after that.

The incoming regime means providers serving users in the region must act on terrorist content removal notices from Member State authorities within one hour of receipt, or else provide an explanation why they have been unable to do so.

Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch

Mark my words, this whole system can and will be abused by the governments to silence the people as they see fit. Without a doubt.

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