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EU's terrorism filter plans: The problems just keep coming


EU's terrorism filter plans: The problems just keep coming


European authorities have discovered that creating rules to keep terrorist content off the internet is not easy.

By Cathrin Schaer for The German View

A few weeks ago, German internet users discovered that their country's authorities had been keeping closer tabs on them than they realized.
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In late April, in reply to a parliamentary question, the federal police – Germany's version of the FBI – revealed that they had quietly established a database for online terrorism referrals last October.

Almost immediately the database – with its lack of oversight and definition – was held up as yet another illustration of where the EU is going wrong in ongoing attempts to police the internet.

The German federal police explained that if they found content that could be classified as terrorist, or encouraging terrorism, they would ask the website hosting it to remove it.

Read more: https://www.zdnet.com/article/eus-terrorism-filter-plans-the-problems-just-keep-coming/